by George P. Shultz, Robert C. Armstrong
June 25, 2014
The United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests. Game Changers presents five research and development efforts from US universities that offer a cheaper, cleaner, and more secure national energy system. Some of the innovations that are transforming our energy landscape: natural gas from shale, solar photovoltaics, grid-scale electricity storage, electric cars, and LED lighting. The authors detail how energy reliability and performance demands have put the US military at the leading edge of driving energy innovations and survey potentially game-changing energy technologies being used by the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force on bases and in forward deployments. The more choices our laboratories put on the table, the more we are able to use them to reach the things we really care about: health, family, business, culture, faith, and delight, which is what game changers are ultimately about.