April 14, 2009
National Science Board Recommends Comprehensive Federal Strategy to Transform U.S. Energy Economy
National Science Foundation Press Release, April 14, 2009
The National Science Board (NSB) today released a draft report, “Building a Sustainable Energy Future,” for public review and comment. The report calls on the nation to lead the fundamental transformation of the current energy economy from one that is dependent on fossil fuel to one that thrives on sustainable and clean energy. The NSB collaborated with colleagues and stakeholders throughout the federal, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors to address the challenges and opportunities for sustainable energy in the 21st century. The NSB recommends that the U.S. government develop and lead a nationally coordinated research, development demonstration, deployment, and education strategy to advance a sustainable energy economy that is significantly less carbon-intensive.