A Foundation for DOE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

May 21, 2021

A Foundation for DOE: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Numerous federal agencies have non-profit, non-governmental foundations that work with them to advance their missions. The CDC and NIH foundations, for example, have made important contributions to public health during the pandemic. The flexibility and agility of such foundations allow them to undertake activities that complement and amplify those of their affiliated agencies. Would a similar foundation help DOE achieve its mission, including accelerating clean energy innovation?

Please join Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) for a discussion of this prospect, embodied in the proposed Partnerships for Energy Security and Innovation Act, which has won bipartisan, bicameral sponsorship.

New Mexico senator Ben Ray Lujan will give the keynote address.

Other speakers include representatives from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the CDC Foundation.