26 May '11, 2pm

Biden Says U.S. Will Lead Energy Revolution

Biden Says U.S. Will Lead Energy Revolution

But that will happen only if partnerships between national labs and the most innovative start-ups are encouraged and allowed to blossom , he said. New initiatives from the DOE are making it easier for small but innovative companies to access technologies developed at the national labs, he said. Now, those licenses are just $1,000, so cost is no longer a barrier, he said. NREL and other national labs will provide the spark , and private companies will use the efficiencies of the market to commercialize the best clean-energy innovations, Biden told an overflow crowd at NREL's Golden, CO campus. "Now, more than ever, America's future competitiveness depends on our ability to innovate and our capacity to live up to our rich history of technological advancement," said Vice President Biden. "This kind of public-private partnership fosters extraordinary innovation, allows brillia...

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