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The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Model: "Will It Matter?"

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Joan Michelson

Vice Admiral Michele Howard, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, who was interviewed at ARPA-E by The Atlantic's Steve Clemons, gives us hope that diversity could be a secret weapon to shift calcified -- and white-male-dominated -- industries into innovation overdrive.

Highlights From the Front Lines of the New Ecosystem of Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Joan Michelson

I had the privilege of moderating a stellar on "The New Ecosystem of Innovation" at the recent Greenbiz VERGE conference in San Francisco. My panelis...

Innovation Requires Risk, but... Government Risk?

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

The lesson that seems to be lost on Capitol Hill these days is that it's not about investing in winners. It's about hedging bets by investing in a number of innovative technologies knowing that some will thrive and others will lead to new ones that thrive.

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

'Green News Report' - February 28, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox 'News...

The Coming Clean Tech Crash

Devon Swezey | Posted 09.07.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

Clean energy is still much more expensive and less reliable than coal or gas, and in an era of heightened budget austerity, the subsidies required to make clean energy artificially cheaper are becoming unsustainable.

Key Energy Innovation Agency Draws Bipartisan Praise

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

As Republicans and Democrats appear willing to cut funding for energy innovation programs, a bipartisan group of senators have spoken out in support of maintaining funding for an agency that invests in game-changing research.

The Leadership of Gabrielle Giffords

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

As we pray for Congresswoman Giffords, we think of her not only as a cherished friend but as a valued leader, whose vision, intellect, drive and enthusiasm are so important to our nation's future.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Chu: Will America Miss Its "Sputnik Moment" on Energy?

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

America is at a "Sputnik moment," Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said today. The government's next moves will determine whether the country leads the clean-tech race -- or loses it to China.

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Who Will Win The Race For Jobs In Renewable Energy?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

When it comes to renewable energy innovation and equipment manufacturing, China is challenging the West, and the outcome will decide where millions of...