Funding Energy Innovations – Dr. Ellen Williams, ARPA-E, Dept of Energy

The Paris Accord to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions is ambitious and the U.S. has agreed to reduce it’s emissions by 26 to 28 % below 2005 levels by 2025. How do we do it? With breakthrough energy innovations!

Leading the charge in these breakthroughs is ARPA-E, the innovation arm of the U.S. Department of Energy and it’s led by Dr. Ellen Williams, who was Chief Scientist at BP during the Gulf Oil Spill. But don’t let that fool you…She’s 100 percent committed to clean energy and has been a long time professor at University of Maryland. (ARPA-E circa 2021 is now led by Dr. Jennifer Gerbi.)

Listen to host Joan Michelson talk with Dr. Williams about:

You’ll want to take notes!

P.S. The audio on this is a bit wobbly it turns out, which is below our usual standards…sometimes technology does not cooperate as intended! Fortunately, Dr. Williams sounds much than I do. Thanks for understanding.

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