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Americans for Energy Leadership has been featured by Time Magazine, New York Times, The New Republic, Forbes, and other media outlets. See below for media coverage examples:
“Is the ‘Asian threat’ for tar sands an empty one?,” The Michigan Messenger, 02/14/11.
“Are Obama’s Energy Challenge Goals Attainable?” National Geographic, 02/10/11.
“Clean Energy Sector Hit by Financing Crunch,” The Epoch Times, 01/11/11.
“The (Shale) Gas Renaissance,” The Energy Tribune, 12/24/10.
“The Technology Imperative for Energy and Climate,” New York Times Dot Earth, 08/10/10.
“Climate Legislation–Narrow or Broad, It Will Still Slight Innovation,” The New Republic, 06/29/10.
“Obama Seeking New Ideas on Energy and Climate,” New York Times Dot Earth, 06/15/10.
“The Making of America: Thomas Edison,” Time Magazine Cover Story, 2010 Special Annual History Issue,” 07/05/10
Even when America’s scientific preeminence was threatened by the Soviet Union’s Sputnik launch in 1957, the U.S. only came back stronger. “The federal response to Sputnik was an overwhelming investment in science and engineering education,” says Teryn Norris, director of Americans for Energy Leadership. “That had spillover benefits across the board.”
“Quantum Dots, Obama and the Energy Quest,” New York Times Dot Earth, 6/23/10
Encouragingly, the Center for American Progress, the parent organization behind Climate Progress, has also produced a couple of notable reports in the last few days exploring ways to stimulate innovation on campuses and “ How to Power the Energy Innovation Lifecycle.”
I asked Dan Kammen, along with Teryn Norris, an energy policy blogger affiliated with the Breakthrough Institute, which has long been a target of Climate Progress, to assess the energy innovation report. Their views are appended below.
Interestingly, there’s a decent amount of agreement between Norris and Sean Pool, the author of the Center for American Progress report.
“America (Begins To) COMPETE,” The New Republic, 06/02/10
On Friday, though, S&T Committee Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN) used a rare procedure called a division of the question, which allowed separate votes on various parts of the amendment included in the May 13th Motion to Recommit. This, as Teryn Norris of the Breakthrough Institute explains, effectively allowed the House to pass the bill with a standard majority vote, so that the original bill could be passed with only a few amendments, including a total authorization for five years and approximately $86 billion. The bottom line: legislation has been passed that would continue the needed doubling of the budgets for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy Office of Science, and National Institute of Standards and Technology and add new support levels for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, Energy Innovation Hubs, regional innovation clusters, and the higher education component of the RE-ENERGYSE proposal.
“A 2-Cent Solution to Help Fuel an Energy Quest,” New York Times Dot Earth, 05/16/10
Teryn Norris, someone who is clearly part of what I call Generation E, reacted to Obama’s speech with ideas for ways to stimulate the energy innovation pipeline at Huffington Post.
“While Gulf Soils, Energy Quest Stalls,” New York Times Dot Earth, 05/04/10
The letter, initiated by Americans for Energy Leadership and Associated Students of Stanford University, noted that the country’s energy-engineering workforce is rapidly graying, while “only 106 of the country’s over 6,500 post-secondary institutions offer focused courses in renewable energy technology and efficiency.”
The letter concluded: “American students are ready and willing to rise to this national challenge, and we need the federal government to support our education and training.”
“One Million Students, One Education Goal: Can Congress Get It Done?“, Discovery Channel Planet Green, 04/29/10
It’s great to see students recognize that their best interests lie in helping to create a clean-energy future, and organizing to make sure those interests become a reality. Teryn Norris, director of Americans for Energy Leadership, one of the organizers of the effort, writes on HuffPost that advanced energy education is critical for U.S. leadership in the global clean energy industry, and the letter submitted by more than 100 student government presidents “calls on Congress to support the RE-ENERGYSE (”Regaining our Energy Science & Engineering Edge”) proposal, which would invest tens of millions of dollars annually in energy science and engineering education programs at universities, technical and community colleges, and K-12 schools.
“Throwing the Race for Green Energy,” Miller-McCune Magazine, 03/18/10
Teryn Norris is an energy policy analyst and former project director at the Breakthrough Institute. As director of Americans for Energy Leadership, he has developed and advanced clean energy policy at the federal and state levels. He co-authored the National Energy Education Act proposal, which helped create the Obama administration’s RE-ENERGYSE initiative. His writing has appeared in several publications, including the Harvard Law & Policy Review and Yale Environment 360. Currently he is a public policy major at Stanford University.