05 Aug '11, 11am

Beyond budget cuts: top five policy priorities for clean energy

Beyond budget cuts: top five policy priorities for clean energy

Cross-posted from Climate Progress . With major cuts to funding for federal clean energy programs coming over the next decade , the industry will need to lay out some clear priorities for the coming years. How can the industry balance the need to deploy projects with existing technologies while helping spur more innovation for new technologies and business models? Energy Secretary Steven Chu recognizes the immense challenge that coming budget cuts will represent. In an interview with Greenwire, Chu explained his new approach to helping deploy renewables and efficiency: "Now, since the amount of money one is going to have for doing these things is not going to be at Recovery Act scale, but we have a large deficit," he said, "it is very important we work towards reducing this deficit. So where's the best dollars and how could they be most highly leveraged?" Over the past yea...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-08-05-beyond-budg...

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