Last month, the European Union marked the tenth year of its Strategic Energy Technology Plan. It is one of many policy initiatives worldwide to accelerate innovation in energy technologies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. As the window of opportunity to avert dangerous climate change closes, we urgently need to take stock of these initiatives — what works and why?


Chan, Gabe, Anna P. Goldstein, Amitai Bin-Nun, Laura Diaz Anadon, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. "Six Principles for Public Energy Innovation Programs." Nature (December 2017).