The Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI), the Bipartisan Policy Center’s American Energy Innovation Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy hosted an informal reception to showcase some of today’s leading clean tech innovators fresh off of the annual Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Summit taking place the same week.
The annual event provided a unique space to hear from and mingle with innovators, Congressional policymakers, and energy thinkers. Attendees had the opportunity to see the latest innovative energy technologies and interact with energy researchers from SunPower, University of Tennessee, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, REL, Inc., Georgia Tech, and University of California Berkeley.
A number of leading supporters of energy innovation in Washington attended and spoke at the reception, including Dr. Ellen Williams, Director of Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA). Matthew Stepp, Executive Director of CCEI, Christopher Guith, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, and Margot Anderson, Executive Director of the Energy Project at BPC also provided remarks on the importance of energy innovation for driving next-generation technology solutions to address climate change.