Gamechangers Luncheon: Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation
David M. Hart and Kerry C. Duggan (SustainabiliD) will co-host a post-COP27 "Gamechangers Luncheon" to discuss ideas for the forthcoming Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI).
Addressing the nation's critical energy and climate challenges demands that the Department of Energy become more nimble and collaborate more effectively with private and non-profit partners. In July 2022, Congress took a major step to improve DOE's capabilities by authorizing DOE to establish and collaborate closely with a new non-profit, FESI.
ITIF through its partnership with SustainabiliD is actively building the network stakeholders to ensure that FESI gets off to a fast start and contributes to DOE’s vital missions right away.
FESI's mission, as outlined in the CHIPS Plus Science Bill, is to “support the DOE and advance collaboration across sectors to accelerate commercialization of energy technologies”. To do so, it will supplement and complement DOE’s own activities, especially serving as a catalyst for new high-impact initiatives, whether they emerge from within the Department or outside it.