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Report - University of Minnesota

Accelerating Development of Energy Innovation Ecosystems: Strengthening Links Across Institutions and Actors

This report is a summary of a workshop that took place June 18/19, 2023 in Cambridge, UK. The workshop was hosted by the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. The research project, ‘What factors drive innovation in energy technologies? The role of technology spillovers and government investment,’ was led by Professors Laura Diaz Anadon (University of Cambridge's Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance), Venkatesh Narayanamurti (Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs) and Gabriel Chan (University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs) as co-PIs.

The research project was funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. 

Bolero photovoltaic project in Chile

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Paper - World Bank

Assessing the Impact of Renewable Energy Policies on Decarbonization in Developing Countries

| February 2023

This study offers the first consistent attempt to identify how energy sector decarbonization policies have affected the energy mix over the past four decades across more than 100 developing countries. 

wind turbines in distant field

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Press Release - University of California Berkeley

New Study Examines Drivers of Government Investment in Energy Innovation

  • Mathew Burciaga
| Sep. 12, 2022

New forms of international cooperation and technology competition with China are the main drivers of public investment in energy innovation, though it remains insufficient to help meet climate goals.

Policy Brief

Database on U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Budgets for Energy Research, Development, & Demonstration (1978–2023R)

| Apr. 13, 2022

The attached document contains April 2022 updates to our database on U.S. government investments in energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment (ERD3) through the Department of Energy.

Laura Diaz Anadon

Courtesy of Laura Diaz Anadon

News - European Environment Agency

Laura Diaz Anadon Appointed to New European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change

| Mar. 25, 2022

Laura Diaz Anadon, Visiting Scholar and longstanding associate of the Environment and Natural Resources Program and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, was appointed to the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change, a new independent advisory body ready to provide the European Union (EU) with scientific knowledge, expertise and advice relating to climate change. The Advisory Board’s work will underpin the EU’s climate action and efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2050.

Photo of a member of security moving to apprehend a demonstrator at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

(AP Photo/Alistair Grant)

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Takeaways from COP26 in Glasgow

Following the conclusion of the 2021 COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, we asked several of our climate experts for their takeaways from the conference and its impacts on climate change.

Delegates and participants line up at the main entrance to the COP26 Climate Change Conference 2021

Wikimedia CC/Dean Calma (IAEA)

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

COP26 Takeaways: Statement from Laura Diaz Anadon

| Nov. 18, 2021

What was accomplished? COP26 created pressure for some countries to produce revised  Nationally Determined Contributions, helped catalyze new pledges to reduce emissions (including from India), led to the approval of the rules to govern international cooperation and carbon markets (the Paris Rulebook) addressing the issue of double counting, and served as the Launchpad for some novel initiatives that could play a useful role. Among the announcements that were made, was one that recognizes the importance of strategic investment and government action to lower the cost of technologies to reach carbon neutrality.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, second from right, listens as Jason Forcier, right, Vice President and General Manager of A123 Systems, shows off a battery

AP/Carlos Osorio

Journal Article - Nature Energy

Patenting and Business Outcomes for Cleantech Startups Funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

The authors examine the impact of the US Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) on two outcomes for startup companies: innovation (measured by patenting activity) and business success (measured by venture capital funding raised, survival, and acquisition or initial public offering).