Posted on March 8, 2018 by Rich Powell
China is way ahead in the race to commercialize and export clean energy technologies. The good and bad news is that the U.S. has been in this position before – when the Soviet Union won the first major breakthrough in the space race with the launch of Sputnik. President John F. Kennedy’s original “moonshot” goal subsequently led to the U.S. landing the first man on the moon.
In his latest video, ClearPath Executive Director Rich Powell explains why “moonshot” clean energy technology goals would similarly allow the U.S. to catch up with China by focusing Department of Energy priorities and resources on the biggest breakthroughs in advanced nuclear, carbon capture, grid-scale storage, solar and other advanced technologies.
While the U.S. may not be able to compete with China in cranes and concrete, setting moonshot energy technology goals can help ensure U.S. leadership in innovation and deployment. Watch Rich – in less than four minutes – sum up his recent appearance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee with the help of ClearPath graphics wizard Mitch Kersey.