In conjunction with the annual three-day ARPA-E Summit, this reception brought together members of Congress and other government officials with ARPA-E key performers and other leading innovators to highlight some of America's most creative energy ideas. For more information on the Summit, click here.
America’s economy—in fact our way of life—is highly dependent on secure, affordable, and reliable energy. Though the U.S. has increasingly abundant and diverse sources of domestic energy, many challenges remain: affordable energy is still a challenge for many households and businesses; the oil and gas boom comes with environmental challenges; an aging electric grid faces infrastructure and reliability hurdles; and public investments in energy R&D are insufficient to help keep an international edge. Meanwhile, the issues of climate change, global energy market volatility, policy uncertainty, and competition for energy resources by countries with growing economies remain.
The recommendations of the 21-member BPC Housing Commission are the culmination of a 16-month process that engaged the housing community both inside and outside of the Beltway through a series of roundtable discussions and regional housing forums.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is hosting the 4th annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. The Summit brings together leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.
The Eno Center for Transportation, the Bipartisan Policy Center and the George Mason University’s School of Public Policy held a forum on Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s Transportation Funding Proposal.
Health information technology plays a critical role in improving the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. Rapidly emerging new delivery system and payment models designed to reduce costs, improve quality, and improve the patient’s experience of care require a solid health IT foundation to be successful.
The U.S. electric power sector is undergoing a significant transition with implications for the cost, reliability, and environmental impact of the nation’s electricity supply. Most importantly, natural gas and renewable energy are projected to comprise an increasing share of the generation mix due to economic trends and state and federal policies.
Washington may have temporarily averted the debt ceiling disaster, but in the eyes of Wall Street, the debt ceiling still poses a great danger to the world economy during a time of such great fiscal austerity.
The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a distinguished panel of financial market experts, Wall Street investors and opinion makers to discuss various aspects surrounding the debt ceiling debate and how it complicates fiscal issues around the world. The panel debated the market consequences and practical financial impacts that will result from defaulting, and they also evaluated the effects that government inaction will have on the domestic and global economy at large.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a live Twitter Q&A featuring Steve Bell, senior director of BPC's Economic Policy Project. Bell fielded questions on emerging economic trends, the looming sequester, and legislation passed last week in the House that would reshape BPC's debt limit "X Date" projection.