A 2-Cent Solution to Help Fuel an Energy Quest

(Blog Post) In seeking ways to propel America’s 21st-century energy quest, President Obama cast a wide net in his Oval Office address. But he can start really close to home, just around the corner from the White House at the New Executive Office Building, in his own Office of Science and Technology Policy.

John P. Holdren, the science adviser to the president, has sometimes been attacked for signing on to catastrophic forecasts of population-driven doom ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jun 16, 2010 - 12:12 PM PDT
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Edited by: Fabrice Florin - Jun 17, 2010 - 12:57 PM PDT

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jun. 17, 2010

Thoughtful opinion about how to finance an increase in federal R&D spending on energy solutions. The author cites a number of experts and credible sources to establish the low level of U.S. government investment in energy, compared to the space program or the war against cancer. The article highlights science adviser John Holdren's suggestion that a mere two-cent fuel tax could triple our current R&D investment, as an example of how this program could be financed, if Americans can muster the political will. Multiple links provide additional context on this important issue.

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Norman Rogers
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by Norman Rogers - Jun. 17, 2010

Magic. Just spend more on "research" and wonderful things will follow. A good example of simplistic thinking. Research what? Be precise. Dumping more money into the academic sinkhole may well make things worse. It depends.

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