Aiming For ‘Wild and Crazy’ Energy Ideas

Aiming For ‘Wild and Crazy’ Energy Ideas
June 28, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/06/28/196594974/aiming-for-wild-and-crazy-energy-ideas

Cheryl Martin, Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E)

Jennifer Lewis, Wyss Professor, Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

Shilpa Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Cornell University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program

Shweta Iyer, Graduate of Comsewogue High School, Freshman at Stony Brook University in the fall, Winner of the Proton OnSite Scholarship and Innovation Program

Back in 2007, Congress funded, and the president signed into law, a new kind of research organization, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E. Its mission is to back energy technologies that are too risky for investors but offer a potentially huge payoff if they work. The agency has gambled on flywheels, compressed air energy storage, lithium-air batteries, even wind-energy kites. http://arpa-e.energy.gov

how much energy you can get into a certain space. And when you look at what’s out there, that could be really game-changing. Lithium sulfur comes to mind. It’s literally, along with lithium air, the highest energy density you could get.

Renewable Energy as Share of Total Primary Energy Consumption

Renewable_energy_2011_June302013Renewable Energy as Share of Total Primary Energy Consumption

Annual Energy Review
Release Date: September 2012
Next Update: August 2013
http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/annual/index.cfm