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Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by ggies07, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. ggies07

    ggies07 Active Member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Ft. Worth, TX
    This was my first time learning about ARPA-E when reading this article: Is ARPA-E The Future Of American Energy Innovation? Exclusive QA With Deputy Director Cheryl Martin - Forbes

    Does anyone have any insight into this agency? Has it really been productive, because from the energy/getting off oil/making EVs that they elude to in the video and in the article, it doesn't seem to be working. From the article:

    "Congress funds us, so they are somewhat our board of directors. They decide on where and how you’re going to get a chance to act"

    Doesn't that seem counterproductive? Congress can't do much anyway with all their gridlock, but then you have all the politicians and lobbyists in big oil.

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