The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has released a report today calling on the federal government to take far-ranging action to spur energy innovation and create fundamental change in the way American’s consume energy.
Also, perhaps a pony and a giant trampoline.
The report looks at ways to change the nation’s energy system within 10 to 20 years, and said that it would take action at all levels of society to move away from a traditional dependence on fossil fuels and encourage renewable alternatives and energy efficiency.
Co-Chairs John P. Holdren and Eric Lander
Unleashing this innovation could be one of the most important and enduring accomplishments of your Administration.
The proposals range from increasing federal funding for energy research up to $16 billion, performing a four-year energy review and crafting legislation to help develop alternative energies.
In an entirely unrelated note, it took the Senate 20 months to pass the new food safety bill 73 to 25.