Strong federal investments in energy research and development (R&D) are crucial to America’s long-term economic growth and competitiveness. The business leaders who comprise the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) recognize that government plays a vital role by filling gaps in places where the private sector under-invests. Given the importance of energy innovation to the U.S. economy, AEIC has long called for strong federal investments in energy research, as reflected in its latest report.
Join AEIC Principals for a panel discussion on the crucial role of government in energy innovation. The conversation will build on the findings in the latest AEIC report and provide a business-sector perspective on the importance of federal energy research investments for the new Congress.
The event will be webcast.
Opening remarks by:
Sec. Rick Perry
Department of Energy
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Chair, House Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee
Panel discussion with:
Dr. Wanda M. Austin
Former President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
Thomas A. Fanning
Chairman, President, and CEO, Southern Company
Michael J. Graff
Chairman and CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc.
Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell