July 22, 2019
The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
2321 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Chairwoman Johnson:
On behalf of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) I am writing in support of your legislation to reauthorize the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program at the US. Department of Energy. CRES has been a strong supporter of this program and is proud to support this legislation.
ARPA-E takes an innovative approach to funding transformative, early stage energy research in support of American energy security and economic competitiveness. It has been a successful program to-date, leveraging more than $2 billion in private sector follow-on funding, and a significant number of projects forming new companies and creating jobs. The program is also ensuring U.S. leadership in energy science and technology; ARPA-E projects have submitted 1,724 peer-reviewed journal articles and been issued 245 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The bill also updates the program to address DOE’s nuclear waste clean-up and management issues and authorizes ARPA-E to support projects to improve the resilience, reliability and security of our energy infrastructure.
Thank you again for your leadership, and we look forward to working with you to pass this legislation.
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions
Other supporters include:
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Council on Competitiveness, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the American Gas Association (AGA), the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), ConservAmerica, theInformation Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), IEEE-USA, the Energy Sciences Coalition (ESC), and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI).