James Woolsey is an energy advisor for John McCain.
Khalil Amine from Argonne had talked to me about the chemistry that Argonne had developed and licensed to Toda Kogyo from Japan. Toda Kogyo will produce the lithium-ion batteries in Ontario, Canada.
Agonne is funded by the DOEs vehicle technologies program. The Department of Energy is funded with U.S. tax payer federal money.
My question to Woolsey was how could this happen? I’ve always thought that the DOE labs were working for the good of our country, financed with U.S. taxpayer money. Why would Argonne agree to license this chemistry to a Japanese company that will produce the batteries outside the United States?
See the video blog https://www.drivingthenation.com/?p=1062 for more information on this chemistry.
Mr. R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner and Senior Advisor with VantagePoint Venture Partners, Clean Tech, of San Bruno, California.
Mr. Woolsey is currently an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Woolsey chairs the Strategic Advisory Group of the Washington, D.C. private equity fund, Paladin Capital Group; is a Senior Executive Advisor to the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton; and is of Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of the Boston-based law firm, Goodwin Procter. Woolsey’s area of expertise is in alternative energy and security issues.
Woolsey has served four times in the federal government for a total of 12 years, holding Presidential appointments in two Democratic and two Republican administrations. He served as Director of Central Intelligence (1993-95), Ambassador and Chief Negotiator for the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty in Vienna (1989-91), Delegate at Large (on a part-time basis) to the Strategic Arms Reductions Talks (START) and the Defense and Space Talks in Geneva (1983-86), Under Secretary of the Navy (1977-79), and General Counsel to the U.S. Senate committee on Armed Services (1970-73). He was also an attorney with Shea & Gardner in Washington, D.C., specializing in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) He received an AB from Stanford University, MA from Oxford University “ where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and LLB from Yale Law School.