Securing America's Future: Realizing the Potential of the DOE National Laboratories, written testimony given by Prof. Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon, Former ETIP Fellow Gabe Chan, and STPP Associate Amitai Bin-Nun.
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December 10, 2015
By Ambuj D. Sagar, Visiting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
"What's missing from the technology discussions in the climate arena is a focus on a much more important and urgent issue: how to ensure that cleaner energy technologies available today are deployed quickly and at scale in developing countries. Moving their energy systems on a lower-carbon trajectory in the short term is critical because these countries need more energy to fuel their economies and are rapidly growing their energy infrastructure."
November 30, 2015
"Building on CRI 1.0, Cyber Readiness Index 2.0 examines one hundred twenty-five countries that have embraced, or are starting to embrace, ICT and the Internet and then applies an objective methodology to evaluate each country's maturity and commitment to cyber security across seven essential elements."
"Technology Life-cycles in the Energy Sector — Technological Characteristics and the Role of Deployment for Innovation"
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Understanding the long-term patterns of innovation in energy technologies is crucial for technology forecasting and public policy planning in the context of climate change. This paper analyzes which of two common models of innovation over the technology life-cycle — the product-process innovation shift observed for mass-produced goods or the system-component shift observed for complex products and systems — best describes the pattern of innovation in energy technologies.
Optics and Photonics News
By Benjamin Franta, Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
"...[S]olving complex problems is less about generating the one right answer and more about generating solutions that may have flaws but nonetheless help you progress toward a goal."