At ARPA-E, energy meets innovation

Your guide to the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit this week, where startups and research institutions are showing off the latest inventions in cleaner energy.

Bill Gates and Steven Chu discuss the pathways to a cleaner energy system.
At the ARPA-E summit today, Bill Gates and Steven Chu discuss the pathways to a cleaner energy system. Martin LaMonica/CNET

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is a showcase for startups and research organizations that have made advances in the path to cleaner energy. Speakers include Bill Gates, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, and former President Bill Clinton.

Five things we learned at the ARPA-E Summit

Scientific research and entrepreneurship in clean energy is alive and well at the ARPA-E Summit.
(Posted in Cutting Edge by Martin LaMonica)
February 29, 2012 7:05 AM PT

Bill Gates: U.S. energy research underfunded

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates laments the state of funding for energy research and development in the U.S.
(Posted at SmartPlanet by Andrew Nusca)
February 28, 2012 1:53 PM PT

For future cars, anything but gasoline

Speaking at the ARPA-E summit, Lawrence Burns outlines the myriad paths to personal vehicles that don't run on gasoline.
(Posted at SmartPlanet by Andrew Nusca)
February 28, 2012 12:46 PM PT

Energy innovation: The view from the corner office

At the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, former Walmart CEO Lee Scott and FedEx CEO Fred Smith offer their views on energy innovation.
(Posted at SmartPlanet by Andrew Nusca)
February 28, 2012 10:44 AM PT

Gates on energy: IT revolution has warped our minds

Forget a Moore's Law for energy tech, says Bill Gates. Moving the energy system away from fossil fuels takes decades of work and multiple scientific breakthroughs.
(Posted in Cutting Edge by Martin LaMonica)
February 28, 2012 9:28 AM PT

Steven Chu puts clean energy on faster learning curve

DOE chief says research will reshape energy's future, enabling grids that run on renewable energy and creating batteries and vehicles that are both more efficient and powerful.
(Posted in Cutting Edge by Martin LaMonica)
February 28, 2012 6:47 AM PT

 

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