Shaping Energy Investments

Engaging Federal Government

A path to zero-carbon emissions requires an all-encompassing energy strategy that takes advantage of new energy technologies. To advance energy technology and drive future federal investments in energy research and development, we actively engage and provide insight/connections with the Department of Energy and other agencies including:

  • Office of Science
  • All Applied Energy Programs
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Transportation, and Interior
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

We foster partnership and help shape energy policies/investments by maintaining relationships with all 17 Department of Energy national laboratories. Our team also has long-standing relationships with key congressional offices and Committees (House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee).


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Unique Integrated Approach

Awareness, Scope, and Capability

Lewis-Burke positions clients for energy research and development wins. Remaining focused on federal research and funding priorities, we prepare clients for a broad range of opportunities in energy research and development. This includes new research initiatives, large-scale centers/institutes, and prize competitions. We also follow significant changes in the federal landscape, like changes to organizational structure, the management of financial assistance awards, and regulations and security practices.


Trends to Watch

Fundamental Energy Research

Lewis-Burke’s energy coverage includes fundamental energy research and discovery science at the Department of Energy. Our experts are knowledgeable about research priorities in materials sciences and engineering, chemical sciences, geosciences, biosciences, applied mathematics and computer science, earth systems and environmental research, plasma physics and fusion energy sciences, and particle and nuclear physics.

We track new cross-cutting research initiatives — quantum information science, artificial intelligence, engineering biology, and advanced communications. Our team provides advance intelligence on funding opportunities and helps clients apply their research more directly to energy challenges, including larger-scale funding opportunities (eg. Energy Frontier Research Centers, Bioenergy Research Centers, and chemical and materials research centers).

Applied Energy

The Lewis-Burke applied energy portfolio focuses on research, development, and demonstration of all clean energy technologies. We monitor energy research investments and opportunities at the Department of Energy and other federal agencies with energy interests and needs, including in renewables, energy storage, energy efficiency technologies, advanced nuclear energy systems, industrial emissions reduction technologies, and fossil energy coupled with carbon capture, storage, and utilization.

Our team helps clients take advantage of larger-scale opportunities related to systems integration, grid modernization, and advanced manufacturing. With connections across the Department of Energy, and its national laboratories, as well as other key federal agencies, we help foster partnerships with congressional energy and armed services committees that advance research and funding priorities.

Energy and Nuclear Security

Lewis-Burke’s energy practice focuses on helping clients work with federal agencies to advance technology and innovative solutions to protect America’s electrical grid from cyber threats and address growing nuclear security challenges. By combining policy expertise with substantive knowledge we are able to drive research and development opportunities that help make the grid more robust, more resilient, and easier to repair.

Our team also has a deeply knowledge of the research, development, technology, and evaluation programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration and academic partnership opportunities — including centers of excellence and university consortia. This understanding, expertise and history lets the energy team help clients successfully navigate federal opportunities.

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Vision. Knowledge. Understanding.

Our ability to shape future energy research opportunities and provide advice on successful strategies puts our clients ahead. We have long-standing relationships with the makers and shapers across the spectrum of agencies, lab groups, committees and funding entities that allow our client priorities become a reality. Take the next step.

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