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Energy - Technology Innovation

Author: Kelly Sims Gallagher, John P.Holdren, and Ambuj D. Sagar
Organisation: Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 2006. 31:193–237
Publish Date: 2006
Country: Global
Sector: Technology
Method: Forecasting
Theme: Energy
Type: Journal
Language: English
Tags: climate change, energy, innovation, oil dependence, technology, Energy-technology

Energy-technology innovation (ETI) is the set of processes leading to new or improved energy technologies that can augment energy resources; enhance the quality of energy services; and reduce the economic, environmental, or political costs associated with energy supply and use. Advances achieved through ETI have made large contributions to the improvement of the human condition over the past 100 years. Still more will be required of ETI during the decades ahead if civilization is to succeed in meeting what we believe are the three greatest energy challenges still before it: reducing dependence on oil, drastically upgrading the energy services provided to the world’s poor, and providing the energy required to increase and sustain prosperity everywhere without wrecking the global climate with the emissions from fossil-fuel burning. This will require significant enhancements to ETI through deeper analysis of ETI processes, greater investments in ETI, improved innovation policies, and better coordination and partnerships across sectors and countries.
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