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Accelerating Energy Innovation
President Obama has made it a priority to address one of America's greatest challenges, meeting energy demand in a sustainable way by transforming the ways we produce and consume energy. Congress in turn is working on climate change legislation that could foster a new wave of energy innovation. Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman have recently unveiled their new energy bill that would introduce fees on carbon emissions. Other recent developments in Washington have included entrepreneurs, which signals a government push to leverage their risk-taking behavior and the power of individual innovators.
From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
Combating Climate Change: How Entrepreneurs Are Doing What Congress Can't or Won't
"Historically, when environmentalists see a problem, their reaction is to regulate it," says Mark Clevey, a clean technology guru who has helped dozens of green small businesses in Michigan get off the ground. "When entrepreneurs see a problem, their reaction is to seek a solution that's profitable." [
COMPETES Bill Passed in the House
A little more than a week ago, on a third try, the House of Representatives passed with a 262-150 vote the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116), ending a heavy House debate over concerns about the fiscal challenges that the act represents. [
Calling for a National Entrepreneurs' Day
Have you ever wondered why there isn't a National Entrepreneurs' Day? Then sign the petition that was launched this month by Grasshopper and help support the cause to make Friday, November 20 -- during Global Entrepreneurship Week -- a national day in the United States. [
Schramm on Rose: Entrepreneurship and Economic Recovery
In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, discussed his new Foreign Affairs article on expeditionary economics, suggesting that the key to economic recovery in places that have been affected by conflict or natural disasters could be as simple as supporting entrepreneurship locally. [
Entrepreneurship in the EU and Beyond
Last week, the European Commision published a new Eurobarometer survey on Entrepreneurship that offers comparisons with many other countries. The 2009 survey covered EU countries, as well as the EEA/EFTA countries (Norway, Iceland, and Switzerland), Croatia, Turkey, the U.S., Japan, South Korea and China. [
This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy
A hearing this Thursday by the Research & Science Subcommittee will explore "From the Lab Bench to the Marketplace: Improving Technology Transfer" -- including testimony from the Kauffman Foundation's Lesa Mitchell. [
A Look Back at Innovation Daily
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation -- courtesy of Innovation America and its founder, Rich Bendis. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled from the last week. [
Stand Up and Be Counted
By now, every American should be aware that the U.S. government is conducting its decennial census, as mandated by the Constitution. Since this only happens every ten years, every approach to counting the number of people living in the U.S. is completely different, especially with the exponential growth in technology in the last few decades. [
Be Grateful You're a Bootstrap Entrepreneur
Tech Crunch guest writer Vivek Wadwha wrote recently in "Startups: Poverty is Underrated. Be Glad That You're Not Rich" that money is often a curse for entrepreneurs. "When a company is running on a tight budget, it will usually perform far better than a company that is well capitalized." [
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