11/9 - PCAST PROPOSED ACCELERATING NEW ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES


The President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology recently approved a task force recommendation for a Quadrennial Energy Review across all federal agencies in order to pull together the full amount being spent on energy research and development. In addition, the task force recommended:
  • A full examination of all energy-related incentives and subsidies and their efficacy and impacts;

  • Examination of the structure of programs within the Department of Energy;

  • Initiating a job training grant program and a “robust” social science research program;

  • Dividing the DOE Office of Policy and International Affairs into two offices.


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