Report shows developing countries lead in clean energy innovation

high-energy-innovation-reportA recent report titled "High Energy Innovation" shows that the most active efforts to develop next-generation, clean energy technologies are in rapidly industrializing countries. The report attributes this to a high demand for energy and abundant deployment opportunities. To take advantage of these opportunities, governments must strengthen international collaboration. High-Energy Innovation is the second of three reports in the Climate Pragmatism project, a partnership between Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and The Breakthrough Institute. Among the report's 12 authors are ASU Wrigley Institute Director Gary Dirks and Senior Sustainability Scientist Daniel Sarewitz. “It is [in non-OECD countries] that we should expect to see – and should work hardest to accelerate – energy innovation,” write the authors.