By Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board, Ambuj D. Sagar, Visiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, Diane Segal, Paul de Sa, Former Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, 1999-2000 and John P. Holdren, Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
U.S. Government Investments in Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Database: a database in Microsoft Excel format tracking budget requests on energy-technology research, development, and demonstraton (RD&D) from 1978–2004, including charts.
Workshop on Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle: Financing and Deploying IGCC Technology in this Decade -- February 11, 2004
By William Rosenberg, Former Senior Research Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy
The last decade has seen a major transformation of the Indian car industry.
By Guodong Sun, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Project/ Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Environment and Natural Resources Program, 2002-2006, Wenhua Li, Former Visiting Scholar , Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group/Science,Technology, and Public Policy Program, 2003-2004 and Kelly Sims Gallagher, Member of the Board
The purpose of this workshop was to discuss the economic, national security, and environmental challenges and opportunities associated with coal production and consumption, and to identify promising clean-coal technologies that might meet these challenges.
By Guodong Sun, Former Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Project/ Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program/Environment and Natural Resources Program, 2002-2006
The Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group (ETIP) seeks to combat global warming and climate change by promoting strategies for efficient energy technologies in China, India, and the United States, such as advanced coal technologies, carbon capture and storage (CCS), and advanced vehicle technologies.
April 23, 2004
The history of human culture can be viewed as the progressive development of new energy sources and their associated conversion technologies. Advances in our understanding of energy have produced unparalleled transformations of society, as exempli- fied by James Watt’s steam engine and the discovery of oil. These transformations increased the ability of humans to exploit both additional energy and other resources, and hence to increase the comfort, longevity, and affluence of humans, as well as their numbers. Energy is related to human development in three important ways: as a motor of economic growth, as a principal source of environmental stress, and as a prerequisite for meeting basic human needs. Significant changes in each of these aspects of human existence are associated with changes in energy sources, beginning with the discovery of fire, the advent of agriculture and animal husbandry, and, ultimately, the development of hydrocarbon and nuclear fuels. The eventual economic depletion of fossil fuels will drive another major energy transition; geopolitical forces and environmental imperatives such as climate change may drive this transition faster than hydrocarbon depletion would have by itself. There is a diverse palette of alternatives to meet our energy needs, including a new generation of nuclear power, unconventional sources of hydrocarbons, myriad solar technologies, hydrogen, and more efficient energy end use. Each alternative has a different combination of economic, political, technological, social, and environmental attributes.