August 1, 1999
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government
This Panel has reviewed the U.S. stake in international cooperation on energy innovation, the complementary roles of the public and private sectors in pursuing such cooperation, and the existing array of activities being carried out by the Federal government to this end. Based on that review, the authors conclude that existing Federal programs for energy cooperation --which were funded in FY 1997 at less than $250 million per year--are not commensurate with either the needs or the opportunities. The authors therefore recommend substantially strengthening these programs--expanding their coverage, increasing their funding, improving the processes for their evaluation, and providing for them an over-arching strategic vision and a mechanism for coordinating its implementation.


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