Energía, General — 26 mayo, 2009 at 8:40 am

Estados Unidos lanza un programa de investigación en energía libre


La noticia procede del Departamento de Energía del gobierno de los Estados Unidos y relata la creación del ARPA-E, es decir, una variante de la famosa DARPA (departamento de investigación en armas avanzadas), pero que «No se va a dedicar a la investigación a fuentes de energía ya conocidas».

Este es el discurso completo de Obama, del 27 de abril, y la mención a este nuevo departamento, especializado en «fuentes de energía avanzadas».

And today, I’m also announcing that for the first time, we are funding an initiative — recommended by this organization — called the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy, or ARPA-E.  (Applause.)

This is based, not surprisingly, on DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which was created during the Eisenhower administration in response to Sputnik.  It has been charged throughout its history with conducting high-risk, high-reward research.  And the precursor to the Internet, known as ARPANET, stealth technology, the Global Positioning System all owe a debt to the work of DARPA.

So ARPA-E seeks to do the same kind of high-risk, high-reward research.  My administration will pursue, as well, comprehensive legislation to place a market-based cap on carbon emissions.  We will make renewable energy the profitable kind of energy.  We will put in place the resources so that scientists can focus on this critical area.  And I am confident that we will find a wellspring of creativity just waiting to be tapped by researchers in this room and entrepreneurs across our country.  We can solve this problem.  (Applause.)

Now, the nation that leads the world in 21st century clean energy will be the nation that leads in the 21st century global economy.  I believe America can and must be that nation.  But in order to lead in the global economy and to ensure that our businesses can grow and innovate, and our families can thrive, we’re also going to have to address the shortcomings of our health care system.