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Transforming U.S. energy innovation / edited by Laura Diaz Anadon, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Matthew Bunn, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University ; Venkatesh Narayanamurti, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Contributor(s): Anadon, Laura Diaz, 1981- [editor.] | Bunn, Matthew [editor.] | Narayanamurti, Venkatesh, 1939- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.Description: 1 online resource (vii, 241 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781107338890 (ebook).Subject(s): Energy development -- United States | Renewable energy sources -- United States | Energy industries -- United States | Research, Industrial -- United States | Energy policy -- United StatesDDC classification: 333.790973 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The need to transform U.S. energy innovation / Matthew Bunn, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti -- Expanding, and improving targeting of, U.S. investment in energy innovation: an analytical approach / Laura Diaz Anadon, Gabriel Chan, and Audrey Lee -- Reforming U.S. energy innovation institutions: maximizing the return on investment / Nathaniel Logar, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Laura Diaz Anadon -- Encouraging private-sector energy technology innovation and public-private cooperation / Charles Jones, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti -- Maximizing the benefit from international energy innovation cooperation / Ruud Kempener, Matthew Bunn, and Laura Diaz Anadon -- Transforming U.S. energy innovation: how do we get there? / Laura Diaz Anadon, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Matthew Bunn.
Summary: One of the greatest challenges facing human civilization is the provision of secure, affordable energy without causing catastrophic environmental damage. As the world's largest economy, and as a world leader in energy technologies, the United States is a particularly important case. In the light of increased competition from other countries (particularly China), growing concerns about the local and global environmental impacts of the energy system, an ever-present interest in energy security, and the realization that technological innovation takes place in a complex ecosystem involving a wide range of domestic and international actors, this volume provides a comprehensive and analytical assessment of the role that the U.S. government should play in energy technology innovation. It will be invaluable for policy makers in energy innovation and for researchers studying energy innovation, future energy technologies, climate-change mitigation, and innovation management. It will act as a supplementary textbook for courses on energy and innovation.
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The need to transform U.S. energy innovation / Matthew Bunn, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti -- Expanding, and improving targeting of, U.S. investment in energy innovation: an analytical approach / Laura Diaz Anadon, Gabriel Chan, and Audrey Lee -- Reforming U.S. energy innovation institutions: maximizing the return on investment / Nathaniel Logar, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Laura Diaz Anadon -- Encouraging private-sector energy technology innovation and public-private cooperation / Charles Jones, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti -- Maximizing the benefit from international energy innovation cooperation / Ruud Kempener, Matthew Bunn, and Laura Diaz Anadon -- Transforming U.S. energy innovation: how do we get there? / Laura Diaz Anadon, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, and Matthew Bunn.

One of the greatest challenges facing human civilization is the provision of secure, affordable energy without causing catastrophic environmental damage. As the world's largest economy, and as a world leader in energy technologies, the United States is a particularly important case. In the light of increased competition from other countries (particularly China), growing concerns about the local and global environmental impacts of the energy system, an ever-present interest in energy security, and the realization that technological innovation takes place in a complex ecosystem involving a wide range of domestic and international actors, this volume provides a comprehensive and analytical assessment of the role that the U.S. government should play in energy technology innovation. It will be invaluable for policy makers in energy innovation and for researchers studying energy innovation, future energy technologies, climate-change mitigation, and innovation management. It will act as a supplementary textbook for courses on energy and innovation.

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