A Business Plan for America’s Energy Future

Thursday, June 10, 2010

As business leaders, we feel that America’s current energy system is deficient in ways that cause serious harm to our economy, our national security, and our environment. To correct these deficiencies, we must make a serious commitment to modernizing our energy system with cleaner, more efficient technologies.

Such a commitment should include both robust, public investments in innovative energy technologies as well as policy reforms to deploy these technologies on a large scale. By tapping America’s entrepreneurial spirit and longstanding leadership in technology innovation, we can set a course for a prosperous, sustainable economy—and take control of our energy future.

Conversely, if we continue with the energy status quo, we will expose ourselves to risks that pose significant threats to our way of life.


The American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) is a group of six corporate leaders who came together in 2010 as a result of a common concern over America’s insufficient commitment to energy innovation. We speak as executives with broad-based success in innovation, who, in the course of our careers, have been called upon to overcome obstacles, seize opportunities, and make difficult decisions, all in the pursuit of building great American companies. We seek to share that experience as it relates to meeting the clean energy challenge.

AEIC is a project of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

KEYWORDS: AMERICAN ENERGY INNOVATION COUNCIL (AEIC), BILL GATES, CHAD HOLLIDAY, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, JEFF IMMELT, JOHN DOERR, NORMAN AUGUSTINE

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