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ARPA-E and National Energy Action Month

October 6, 2015

Globe in Grass

October is National Energy Action Month, a full month focused on underscoring how crucial energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being. The central mission of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is to accelerate innovations that will create a secure, affordable and sustainable American energy future. 

ARPA-E advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment. ARPA-E awardees are unique because they are developing entirely new ways to generate, store, and use energy.

ARPA-E projects have the potential to radically improve U.S. economic prosperity, national security, and environmental well-being. We focus on transformational energy projects that can be meaningfully advanced with a small investment over a defined period of time. Our streamlined awards process enables us to act quickly and catalyze cutting-edge areas of energy research and limited terms for Program Directors ensures a constant infusion of fresh thinking and new perspectives.  

Over the next month, expect to see posts on the ARPA-E website highlighting each of ARPA-E three key mission areas, security, affordability and sustainability, and how ARPA-E is making a difference and bringing awareness to the energy innovation space.