2.15.22 - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $175 million for 68 research and development projects including electric vehicles! Video with Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg DOE/DOT!
In addition to the video, the DOE today says "Aimed at developing disruptive technologies to strengthen the nation’s advanced energy enterprise and led by ARPA-E, the OPEN 2021 program prioritizes funding high-impact, high risk technologies that support novel approaches to clean challenges".
The selected projects —spanning 22 states and coordinated at universities, national laboratories, and private companies —will advance technologies for a wide range of areas, including electric vehicles, offshore wind, storage, and nuclear recycling. These investments support President Biden’s climate goals to increase production of domestic clean energy technology, strengthen the nation’s energy security, and uplift the economy by creating good-paying jobs. “Universities, companies, and our national labs are doubling down on advancing clean energy technology innovation and manufacturing in America to deliver critical energy solutions from renewables to fusion energy to tackle the climate crisis,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “DOE’s investments show our commitment to empowering innovators to develop bold plans to help America achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, create clean energy good-paying jobs and strengthen our energy independence.” “ARPA-E’s OPEN program is all about bringing forth ideas that could change the energy landscape of this country. We look forward to working with the OPEN 2021 selectees announced today—spanning nationwide across a wide range of technical areas—to solve critical energy issues and develop transformative technologies,” said Dr. Jennifer Gerbi, ARPA-E Deputy Director for Technology.