It's clear we need a combination of science, data, ingenuity, risk, collaboration, passion and funding to put this clean energy revolution into overdrive to create jobs and turn "real" profits, including for the environment.
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.
Listening to Fisher and the other speakers at the Inaugural William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership Awards event at American University's Katzen Art Center recently, a Reilly leadership philosophy emerged.
This TED conference was an exhilarating exercise in thinking differently -- asking new questions, hearing answers to questions you didn't know you had, exploring new possibilities. That is what innovation is all about.