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A Federal Clean Energy Program with GOP Fans

posted Feb 27, 2014, 11:33 AM by Frederick Schuchardt   [ updated Feb 27, 2014, 11:33 AM ]

A Federal Clean Energy Program with GOP Fans

Washington Examiner— February 27th, 2014

The Mitt Romney concept of federal funding for clean energy is not dead.

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, modeled after the Pentagon’s successful DARPA program, is wrapping up its fifth annual conference on Wednesday. It is possibly the only federal clean energy research program to win consistent support from Republicans — even Romney gave it plaudits on the 2012 presidential campaign trail when Republicans were attacking Obama administration investments in failed clean-energy ventures like solar panel maker Solyndra.

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