Yesterday at Brown University, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz spoke at a roundtable focused on clean energy and climate change. He talked about Mission Innovation, a global commitment by the United States and 19 other countries to double investments in developing clean energy technologies.
To support that effort, the Department of Energy wants to create eight to 10 regional clean energy centers around the country. Moniz said he scooped up ideas at the roundtable for how to organize these partnerships.
“Another very big theme that came up very often was around marine technologies: wave technologies, tidal technologies, fuels for maritime use,” he said. “That was a very big theme and a very interesting one that we’ll go back and look at.”
Moniz said he was pleased to hear about clean energy projects that industry leaders and researchers are developing in the Rhode Island.
The roundtable discussion was hosted by Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.