Academics call on feds to take active role in energy modernization

01/8/2012 | Intelligent Utility online

The federal government needs to commit more funding to making America's energy infrastructure less dependent on fossil fuels, according to an academic report that recommends increased spending on solar photovoltaics, batteries for utility-scale energy storage, bio-energy and building efficiency. The report, from the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, calls for more collaboration between government and the private sector and for incentives to ensure the U.S. remains on the cutting edge of the energy revolution.

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