Gardner Applauds $5.7 Million in Funding for Colorado-Based NREL Projects

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will award more than $5.7 million in project funding for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado. The projects are being funded through ARPA-E’s newest program, the Aerodynamic Turbines, Lighter and Afloat, with Nautical Technologies and Integrated Servo-control (ATLANTIS) program. The ATLANTIS program grants will be used to invest in offshore wind projects.


“This funding is great news for Colorado and our cutting-edge energy research community,” said Senator Gardner. “By focusing on responsible energy development and an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes renewable energy like wind, we have the potential to make a better life for all Americans and to make our nation more secure. I will continue to advocate for the collaborative energy research being done at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.”


More information on the projects can be found here.




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.