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The new Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)
A secure and affordable energy supply is essential for achieving U.S. national security, in continuing U.S. prosperity and in laying the foundation to enable future economic growth. The next generation energy workforce in the U.S. is a critical element in meeting both national and global energy needs. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) was established in 2005 in response to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requirements. CAES, located at the new Idaho National Laboratory (INL), will address critical energy education, research, policy study and training needs. CAES is a unique joint partnership between the Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the State of Idaho, an Idaho University Consortium (IUC), and a National University Consortium (NUC). CAES will be based in a new facility that will foster collaborative academic and research efforts among participating institutions.
The world is not running out of energy, but it is starting to run out of some of those sources of energy which have been most commonly used. To meet global energy demand over the next century new technologies will be needed. This will require a highly skilled and inventive workforce. However, it is projected that 40% of the U.S. skilled workforce can retire within about four years, and within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex 75% of those workers with nuclear and related technology expertise could retire by 20101. The U.S. has for a long time supplemented its native U.S. science and technology labor force by attracting foreign born and trained persons. Increasing global competition and slower entry for both foreign students and professionals is impacting this past shortcut to meeting U.S. trained workforce needs. A secure and affordable energy supply is essential for achieving U.S. national security, in continuing U.S. prosperity, and in laying the foundation to enable future economic growth. The next generation workforce is a critical element in meeting both national and global energy demand.
It is recognized with the 2005 Energy Policy Act2 that it is critical for the U.S. to address energy supply issues, including workforce education and training. Part of the U.S. energy strategy includes the formation of the new Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The INL, which has a key nuclear energy mission, was officially established February 1, 2005. The Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), in responding to the request for proposals3 for the new INL, developed a partnership with the State of Idaho, an Idaho University Consortium (IUC), a National University Consortium (NUC) and various industrial organizations to establish a joint institute, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES).
Bond, L., & Wharton, R., & Kadak, A., & Kostelnik, K. (2006, June), The New Center For Advanced Energy Studies (Caes) Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1328
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