Nine Companies Share in Offshore Wind Supply Chain Prize
Renewable Energy
Nine Companies Share in Offshore Wind Supply Chain Prize
2023-03-29 15:47:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Nine companies will each receive $100,000 and vouchers for $75,000 in technical assistance after the beginning phase of a first-of-its-kind competition to tackle the floating offshore wind energy industry’s biggest supply chain challenges. Roughly two-thirds of the nation’s... Read More

DOE Announces Geothermal Manufacturing Prize Winners
2022-08-29 20:06:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two teams from Houston, Texas, were the inaugural winners of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize, a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to incentivize innovation in the creation of sensitive equipment to operate in harsh geothermal... Read More

Renewable Energy
Three Firms Share in $500K Prize Aimed at Harnessing Energy From the Sea
2022-08-11 19:38:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up with unique ways to capture marine energy to power hurricane-monitoring systems. The company, which filed its first patent for an... Read More

Patent Office Accused of Allowing Politics to Decide Inventors’ Rights
2022-07-22 13:20:15
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Congress is trying to develop a method of depoliticizing a patent system closely tied to the vitality of the U.S. economic system. Patents are a centerpiece of American technology and foreign trade, particularly in competition with China. Legal... Read More

Social Media
Federal Trade Commission Sues Facebook Claiming Unfair Monopoly Tactics
2021-08-19 20:18:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission submitted an amended complaint Thursday against Facebook Inc. in federal court in a case that threatens the social media giant’s multibillion dollar annual business operations. The FTC accuses Facebook of antitrust violations that give... Read More

White House
Business Groups Push Back Against Sweeping EO Aimed At Curbing Corporate Power
2021-07-10 15:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Business groups are pushing back this weekend against a sweeping executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Friday intended to curb anti-competitive practice in tech, telecom and other business sectors. Executive Order 14036, also known by its... Read More

Antitrust Reforms Could Kill Competition
2021-02-23 22:07:55
by Victoria Turner

Four panelists warned today that proposed legislative reforms for more aggressive antitrust enforcement in Big Tech would likely spill over across all industries, hindering innovation and harming consumers. Strengthening the antitrust laws - federal and state statutes that restrict the... Read More

New Government Run Health Insurance Option Could Be More Expensive Than Initial Projections, Study Shows
2020-11-05 22:10:36
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option, a new study shows that it could be significantly more expensive than previously estimated. The study, released by Lanhee J.... Read More

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