Investing in Innovation: Energy R&D Policy

Introduction:

An article in Science magazine points out that research and development funding for energy technology has declined significantly during the last two decades throughout the industrial world1. The R&D intensity of the U.S. energy sector is extremely low and recent cutbacks in energy R&D are likely to reduce our capacity to innovate and to respond to emerging risks such as global climate change. We spoke with one of the authors of the report, Daniel Kammen, about our energy policies and their implications.

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