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President Barack Obama shares the podium with MIT's Susan Hockfield and Paul Holland of Serious Materials during the President's remarks on investments in clean energy and new technology, March 23, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

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Journal Article - Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change

Trends in Investments in Global Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration

| May/June 2011

Recent national trends in investments in global energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) are inconsistent around the world. Public RD&D investments in energy are the metric most commonly used in international comparative assessments of energy-technology innovation, and the metric employed in this article. Overall, the data indicate that International Energy Agency (IEA) member country government investments have been volatile: they peaked in the late 1970s, declined during the subsequent two decades, bottomed out in 1997, and then began to gradually grow again during the 2000s.

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Journal Article - INESAP Information Bulletin

China's Policy of Plutonium Recycling: What's the Rationale?

Lately, China’s nuclear industry is entering a new round of fast development.  China pursues reprocessing of civilian spent fuel and recycling the plutonium thus gained in mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel for light-water reactors (LWR) and in fast breeder reactors. At a time when plutonium recycling programs are being phased out worldwide, this paper will examine whether plutonium recycling makes sense for China, taking into account economic costs, nuclear energy security, and environmental aspects.

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Journal Article - Resources, Energy and Development

Nuclear Power and Global Climate Change: Security Concerns of Asian Developing Countries

| 2004

The problem of global climate change will be solved by meeting stringent, long-term policy targets that are much more ambitious than the short-term, greenhouse gas emissions reductions that some countries currently attempt to reach. 

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Journal Article - Policy Watch

Azerbaijan Goes to the Polls

| Oct. 14, 2003

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As with most of the other states of the Caucasus and Central Asia, the democratization of Azerbaijan has not progressed as Washington had hoped it would when the Soviet Union first began to dissolve. During the past six months, President Aliyev has been incapacitated by failing health. The problems that emerged as a result of his illness demonstrated that Azerbaijan has not yet succeeded in building government institutions that are sufficiently independent of the leadership. Hence, if the elections are not conducted in a fair and free manner, foreign disappointment with the government may increase."