Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2007.11.018
Title: Replacing tedium with transformation: Why the US Department of Energy needs to change the way it conducts long-term R&D
Authors: Sovacool, B.K. 
Keywords: Research and development
Transformational research
US Department of Energy
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Sovacool, B.K. (2008). Replacing tedium with transformation: Why the US Department of Energy needs to change the way it conducts long-term R&D. Energy Policy 36 (3) : 923-928. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2007.11.018
Abstract: To avoid promoting technologies that merely produce incremental change, the US Department of Energy needs to establish a new organization designed to focus on transformational R&D projects. From its inception in 1977, the US Department of Energy (DOE) has been responsible for maintaining the nation's nuclear stockpile, leading the country in terms of basic research, setting national energy goals, and managing thousands of individual programs. Despite these responsibilities, however, the DOE research and development (R&D) model does not appear to offer the nation an optimal strategy for assessing long-term energy challenges. American energy policy continues to face constraints related to an overly rigid management structure and loss of mission within the DOE, layers of stove-piping within and between the national laboratories, and inadequate public and private funding for energy R&D. To address these concerns, an independent organization dedicated to transformative, creative energy R&D is required. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Energy Policy
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20553
ISSN: 03014215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2007.11.018
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