If Pres. Obama has his way, Washington will invest heavily in energy technology as part of a broader climate change initiative designed to wean us addicts from our daily (hourly? secondly?) carbon fix. The Republicans will take the technology minus the climate regulation, thank you very much. Either way, though, it appears the feds will invest more in carbon-sparing technologies.
But how? Brookings, the Breakthrough Institute and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation just laid out their own wish list. A nice starting point for thinking about ways to get maximum bang for the buck. (Actually, we’d settle for a nice, solid return on same…).