MIT President Susan Hockfield at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

MIT President Susan Hockfield spoke at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit about how we can accelerate energy innovation by making adjustments to the way academia partners with industry and the way government agencies respond to market demands.


President Bill Clinton at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, speaks to attendees at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. President Clinton's keynote addressed the importance of government investment in research that will help move the world toward a cleaner and more secure energy future.


Sheetak’s Low-Cost Solid-State Cooling

ARPA-E awardee Sheetak is developing a low-cost, solid-state compressor technology that could disrupt the global refrigeration and cooling market. Sheetak’s new improvements to solid-state cooling could allow for more cost effective, energy efficient air conditioning systems that use no polluting refrigerants.


General Compression’s River of Wind

With the help of ARPA-E funding, General Compression has created an advanced air compression process that can store and release more than a week's worth of the energy generated by wind turbines. This compressed air energy storage system could enable large-scale integration of wind and other renewables onto the electric grid.


Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

At the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses how President Obama's "all-of-the-above" approach to energy will help the Unites States solve 21st century global energy challenges and maintain its leadership as an exporter of energy technology.


ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar discusses ARPA-E's role in meeting 21st century energy needs with American innovation at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.


ARPA-E 2012 Summit Fireside Chat: Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Bill Gates, and John Podesta

John Podesta moderates a discussion between Bill Gates and Energy Secretary Steven Chu on how America can meet and prosper from 21st century global energy challenges. Recorded at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. 


FedEx CEO Fred Smith at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

FedEx Chairman and CEO Fred Smith spoke at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit about how he initially became interested in energy issues, the role of advanced energy technology in his business, and the future of transportation fuels.


Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott at the 2012 ARPA-E Summit

Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott spoke at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit about the importance of funding game-changing energy technology and told the Walmart sustainability story.


How CUNY is Reinventing Batteries for Grid Storage

Learn more about the work ARPA-E awardee CUNY Energy Institute is doing to create long-lasting, fully rechargeable, grid-scale batteries that could be capable of storing enough electricity to power homes, cars, and cities.