News of the WeekU.S. ENERGY POLICY

Administration's Energy Plan Is Short on Scientific Details

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Science  25 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5521, pp. 1462-1463
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5521.1462

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Researchers hoping for a power surge from the Bush Administration's new energy policy got barely a jolt when the White House released its much-anticipated report last week. Although the high-profile statement declares that scientific and technological breakthroughs are essential for stable U.S. energy supplies, it says little about which fields should be emphasized or how much money they should get. And even some of its specific recommendations, such as funding renewable energy research with revenue from opening a wildlife refuge to drilling, are unlikely to win approval in Congress.