ARPA-E Still Pushing Boundaries of Clean Energy in Fragile Budget Environment

Matthew Stepp September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013

The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) announced support for 33 new projects aimed at developing an affordable and scalable clean energy transportation sector. While the projects are the latest round of public investment from ARPA-E in high-risk, high-reward low-carbon energy innovations, they’re also notable because Washington’s current fragile budget and policy environment. Recent budget gamesmanship in addition to a dangerous combination of sequestration, budget cuts, and an overall negative view of energy innovation, puts ARPA-E’s funding at risk for the next fiscal year.