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Funds for Continuing Development.

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:59 pm
by zbarlici
If polywell results prove to be encouraging, will the funding of the project continue to come from the Navy checkbook(over $200 Mil), or will the project get transfered to another branch, eg. ARPA - E ? ... _ENEWS.pdf

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:27 am
by zbarlici
DOE gets criticised in a big way... this is a Congressional Research Service Report:

"Proponents of ARPA-E contend that additional science and technology would help respond to the nation’s need for clean, affordable, and reliable energy.... ARPA-E proponents doubt that DOE can achieve ARPA-E’s goals with its existing structure and personnel, as opposed to the ARPA E’s innovative R&D management design."

"Proponents state that ARPA-E will address organizational problems at DOE by being small and flexible, unlike existing DOE organizations, which they believe are risk-averse and do not sufficiently interact with each other to reach the nation’s energy goals. In addition, proponents argue that ARPA-E should focus on breakthrough research,"

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:33 pm
by kttopdad
Given that ARPA-E has now received $400 million in funding (where it was not funded at all under the Bush administration) and that Steven Chu is at least aware of Dr. Bussard's work, I have hopes. I assume the Navy would be willing to let the folks at ARPA-E take over funding the folks at EMC2 if Dr. Nebel and Co. wanted that.

Interesting, short read on the status of ARPA-E: ... M/gp_intro.