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National Science Board Seeks Comments on Green Energy Strategy


Milgro Nurseries greenhouse
Milgro Nurseries greenhouse

April 15, 2009 By

Photo: The Milgro Nurseries greenhouse near New Castle, Utah, is one of the approximately 40 greenhouses nationwide that benefit from the direct use of geothermal energy. (Credit: Robert Blackett, Utah Geological Survey)

Yesterday, the National Science Board (NSB) released a draft report, Building a Sustainable Energy Future, and is now seeking public comments.

The report calls for a transformation of the current U.S. energy economy dependant upon fossil fuel to one that "thrives on sustainable and clean energy."

After extensive collaboration with private, academic, and nonprofit sectors, the NSB is recommending that the U.S. government develop and lead a nationally coordinated research, development demonstration, deployment, and education (RD3E) strategy to truly advance a sustainable energy economy.

According to a statement from the NBC, trends for the next quarter to half century suggest little change in the future global energy mix without concerted international action. The scale and speed of adopting sustainable and clean energy technologies fall short of what is necessary to address today's challenges. And these challenges will only become more acute with the passage of time.

The report is available online at: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/committees/se/pub_comment.jsp. Comments will be accepted via email to: NSBenergy@nsf.gov.

 


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