“CRES applauds Representative Chuck Fleischmann for his leadership in introducing the bi-partisan H.R. 8273, the Energizing Technology Transfer Act, that will lower emissions and enhance American competitiveness by bridging existing barriers that impede the transition of innovative ideas to the marketplace. The U.S. needs to accelerate the commercialization of critical clean energy technologies. This acceleration is essential to growing the economy, protecting environmental security and ensuring American leadership in energy research.
By encouraging greater collaboration between Department of Energy programs, offering the national laboratories greater flexibility and increasing access to public-private partnership, this legislation will improve technology transfers to help scale critical technologies without crowding out private sector capital. Representative Fleishmann and Chair Eddie Bernice Johnson are paving the way for a new era of U.S.-led clean energy commercialization.” – Heather Reams, Executive Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions