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Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

ISBN-10: 0262517558

ISBN-13: 9780262517553

Edition: 2009

Authors: Charles Weiss, William B. Bonvillian

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America is addicted to fossil fuels, and the environmental and geopolitical costs are mounting. A federal program--on the scale of the Manhattan Project or the Apollo Program-- 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, including a cap-and-trade system or carbon tax, but augments these with 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. Strong leadership and public support will be needed to resist the pressure of entrenched interests against putting new technology pathways into practice. This book will help start the process.
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Book details

List price: $4.75
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 1/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Charles Weiss is Distinguished Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service. He was the first Science and Technology Adviser to the World Bank.

William B. Bonvillian is Director of the MIT Washington Office and a former senior adviser in the U.S. Senate. He teaches innovation policy on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown.