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Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution
     

Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

by Charles Weiss, William B. Bonvillian
 

ISBN-10: 0262012944

ISBN-13: 9780262012942

Pub. Date: 03/20/2009

Publisher: MIT Press

America is addicted to fossil fuels, and the environmental and geopolitical costs are mounting. A public-private program-- at an expanded scale-- to stimulate innovation in energy policy seems essential. In Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution, Charles Weiss and William Bonvillian make the case for just such a program. Their proposal backs measures to

Overview

America is addicted to fossil fuels, and the environmental and geopolitical costs are mounting. A public-private program-- at an expanded scale-- to stimulate innovation in energy policy seems essential. In Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution, Charles Weiss and William Bonvillian make the case for just such a program. Their proposal backs measures to stimulate private investment in new technology, within a revamped energy innovation system. It would encourage a broad range of innovations that would give policymakers a variety of technological options over the long implementation period and at the huge scale required, faster than could be accomplished by market forces alone. Even if the nation can't make progress at this time on pricing carbon, a technology strategy remains critical and can go ahead now.

Strong leadership and public support will be needed to resist the pressure of entrenched interests against putting new technology pathways into practice in the complex and established energy sector. This book has helped start the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262012942
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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