“OUR GENERATION’S SPUTNIK MOMENT”: REGULATING ENERGY INNOVATION

Abstract

Energy technology innovation is an essential element to our country's economic prosperity. Innovation policy alone, of course, will be insufficient to achieve a radical transformation in the energy sector. However, innovation policy coupled with incentive regulations, trade and competition policies, and government leadership can move us away from our dependence on dirty energy to a more self-sustaining and reliable energy economy. Climate change presents extraordinary challenges to us. Nevertheless, it is imperative that the country adopt a clean energy portfolio. We can either adopt that portfolio simultaneously with addressing climate change or independently of it. As President Obama noted in his 2011 State of the Union message, energy and the environment pose a heroic challenge, yet our past history reveals that we can meet it.
How to Cite
. “OUR GENERATION’S SPUTNIK MOMENT”: REGULATING ENERGY INNOVATION. Utah Environmental Law Review, [S.l.], v. 31, n. 2, july 2011. Available at: <https://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlrel/article/view/520>. Date accessed: 20 june 2024.
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Symposium