With the wind industry supporting nearly 20,000 direct jobs -- along with more than 30,000 manufacturing jobs in its supply chain -- extending the production tax credit will help continue to fuel job creation.
Watch here: Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates hold a fireside chat at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, where the two exchanged ideas about how small businesses and innovators can get off the ground successfully.
Today the President issued guidance on accelerating technology transfer and commercialization from federally-funded research. In line with the President's call, the Energy Department will be taking a leading role in answering this call, including taking a comprehensive look at the metrics we utilize to assess our Tech Transfer activities.
Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office issued a new report that highlights the important role a clean energy standard could have in creating the clean energy jobs of the future at minimal cost to consumers. The report evaluates several proposed clean and renewable energy standards, running them through a variety of models to deter