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U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, second from right, listens as Jason Forcier, right, Vice President and General Manager of A123 Systems, shows off a battery

AP/Carlos Osorio

Journal Article - Nature Energy

Patenting and Business Outcomes for Cleantech Startups Funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

The authors examine the impact of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) on two outcomes for startup companies: innovation (measured by patenting activity) and business success (measured by venture capital funding raised, survival, and acquisition or initial public offering).

Ilisimatusarfik, the University of Greenland in Nuuk, Greenland

Wikimedia CC/Algkalv

Analysis & Opinions - ArcticToday

How Our New Virtual World Can Empower the Arctic

| July 23, 2020

Halla Hrund Logadóttir writes that an online education experiment which had been under development for years — at the speed of a medium-size turtle — became the new norm in an instant because of the COVID-19 disruption. The Arctic region has a big opportunity in overcoming its natural barriers related to the cost and time of delivering in-person higher education with which it can build virtual educational bridges that improve opportunities for its own people and while also attracting global talent.

Plastics and Pollution in the Arctic Workshop

Benn Craig

Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Policy & Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean: Agenda, Presentations, & Speakers' Bios

Nov. 25, 2019

The Policy and Action on Plastic in the Arctic Ocean workshop was held at the Harvard Kennedy School on 30–31 October 2019. The speakers' bios and presentations are now available.

NREL researchers survey a photovoltaic dual-use research project, simultaneously growing crops under PV Arrays

Flickr CC/NREL

Journal Article - Research Policy

Why Matter Matters: How Technology Characteristics Shape the Strategic Framing of Technologies

The authors investigate how the executives of the two largest research institutes for photovoltaic technologies — the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, USA and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE) in Freiburg, Germany — have made use of public framing to secure funding and shape the technological development of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. The article shows that the executives used four framing dimensions (potential, prospect, performance, and progress) and three framing tactics (conclusion, conditioning, and concession), and that the choice of dimensions and tactics is tightly coupled to the characteristics of the specific technologies pursued by the research institutes.