The Energy Research Imperative

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Science  18 Nov 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6058, pp. 877
DOI: 10.1126/science.1216290


As someone now working full time in global health and development, I see firsthand how the U.S. government's support for scientific research has improved people's lives. That support is vital in another area—affordable, clean energy. I believe it is imperative that the government commit to clean energy innovation at a level similar to its research investments in health and defense.

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