A Tour of the U.S.’s Clean Energy Future: Scientific American
At least three forms of security depend on inventing a future of cheap, clean energy: national, economic and environmental. President Barack Obama launched the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) in 2009 to fund innovative research in the hopes of delivering such technologies.
“We need a second Industrial Revolution,” U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu argued. “A revolution that gives the developed and developing world the energy they want and need but that can also be clean energy. It is important for our national prosperity and posterity.”