Ernest Moniz in The Boston Globe: Government, private sector need to invest in clean energy

In 2010, the American Energy Innovation Council, composed of CEOs from multiple industries, called for the tripling of energy research and development, or R&D, citing the need for a dramatic expansion of the energy innovation pipeline to meet critical national priorities. That same year, I helped lead an energy task force of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology with the central message of accelerating the pace of technology innovation to meet economic competitiveness, environmental, and energy security needs. It’s no coincidence that industry and government groups, both with key roles in shaping energy markets, reached virtually identical conclusions.

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