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Monday, September 14, 2009

EVENT: A National Institutes of Energy: The Clean Energy Revolution Needs R&D

The Breakthrough Institute and Third Way have prepared a new report detailing how the United States can jumpstart a clean energy revolution through investing in research and development and creating a National Institutes of Energy (akin to the NIH) to spur the development of innovative clean energy technologies.

Breakthrough Institute, Third Way, and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will be holding a forum detailing the findings of Third Way and the Breakthrough Institute's new paper and describing how a focused program of innovation will help make promising clean energy technologies a reality and create a clean and prosperous energy economy.

Please see the event details below. We hope you can join us for this exciting event!


A National Institutes of Energy: The Clean Energy Revolution Needs R&D


Thursday, September 17th


10:00 - 11:00 am
Coffee will be served


Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20002

Please RSVP to and indicate this event.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Pengelly at 202-775-3768 ext. 214 or

ABOUT THIRD WAY: Third Way is the leading think tank of the moderate wing of the progressive movement. We work with elected officials, candidates, and advocates to develop and advance the next generation of moderate policy ideas. For more information about Third Way please visit

ABOUT THE BREAKTHROUGH INSTITUTE: The Breakthrough Institute is one of America's leading think tanks developing climate and energy policy solutions. Since 2002 Breakthrough has been a pioneering advocate of an innovation-centered approach to the nation's energy and climate challenges, calling for major federal investments to make clean and low-carbon energy technologies cheap and abundant, strengthen America's economic competitiveness and energy security, and slow global warming. For more information, please visit

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