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Enhancing
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Clean Energy
Innovation

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Michaela Kerxhalli-Kleinfield, Rapporteur

Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25973.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ENHANCING FEDERAL CLEAN ENERGY INNOVATION

DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston University, Chair

ANNA GOLDSTEIN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

DAVID M. HART, George Mason University

CHERYL MARTIN, Harwich Partners

VENKATESH NARAYANAMURTI, NAE,1 Harvard University

JETTA WONG, JLW Advising

Staff

K. JOHN HOLMES, Director and Scholar, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

BRENT HEARD, Associate Program Officer

MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFELD, Research Associate

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25973.
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BOARD ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

JARED COHON, NAE,1 Carnegie Mellon University, Chair

VICKY BAILEY, Anderson Stratton Enterprises, LLC

W. TERRY BOSTON, NAE, Terry Boston, LLC

DEEPAKRAJ M. DIVAN, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

MARCIUS EXTAVOUR, XPRIZE

KELLY SIMS GALLAGHER, Tufts University

NAT GOLDHABER, Claremont Creek Ventures

DENISE GRAY, LG Chem Michigan, Inc.

JOHN KASSAKIAN, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BARBARA KATES-GARNICK, Tufts University

DOROTHY ROBYN, Boston University

JOSÉ SANTIESTEBAN, NAE, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

ALEXANDER SLOCUM, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JOHN WALL, NAE, Cummins, Inc.

ROBERT WEISENMILLER, California Energy Commission (Retired)

Staff

K. JOHN HOLMES, Director and Scholar

JAMES ZUCCHETTO, Senior Scientist

ELIZABETH ZEITLER, Senior Program Officer

BRENT HEARD, Associate Program Officer

KASIA KORNECKI, Associate Program Officer

CATHERINE WISE, Associate Program Officer

HEATHER LOZOWSKI, Financial Manager

MICHAELA KERXHALLI-KLEINFELD, Research Associate

REBECCA DEBOER, Research Assistant

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings: Maureen Clapper, U.S Department of Energy, and Supratik Guha, NAE,1 Argonne National Laboratory.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

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A widespread and rapid transition to a low-carbon energy system by 2050 is essential to keep pace with ambitious policy goals and avoid the worst consequences of climate change. Innovation is necessary to lower costs and improve performance of existing technologies and to develop new clean energy options that address challenges in harder-to-decarbonize sectors. To examine means by which the U.S. federal government can rise to this challenge, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a virtual workshop series "Enhancing Federal Clean Energy Innovation" on July 27 to August 7, 2020. The workshop featured timely, action-orientated assessments of how to strengthen development and penetration of new clean energy technologies. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions that occurred over the course of the workshop.

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