Although some of the investments failed, that is the not surprising for new technologies and the overall record is strong for this class of investment.
It will be interesting to see who his replacement is and if the Administration will get behind them. Images of him trying to correct totally wrong notions of science and technology in a combative Congress were disturbing. Some of these guys aren't as well versed as the average high school student.
For what its worth the energy types I talk with feel Tom Steyer is a prime candidate, but he would need to be convinced there would be solid support from the top - something Steve Chu didn't have.