Jeffrey Rissman

Senior Director, Industry

Jeffrey Rissman is Senior Director, Industry at Energy Innovation, where he leads the company’s work on technologies and policies to eliminate industrial greenhouse gas emissions. He is the author of Zero-Carbon Industry: Transformative Technologies and Policies to Achieve Sustainable Prosperity (2024) and coauthor of Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy (2018). In 2024, Jeffrey was appointed by Sec. Jennifer Granholm to serve on the Department of Energy’s Industrial Technology Innovation Advisory Committee.

Jeff is also the creator of the Energy Policy Simulator, an open-source computer model that quantifies the effects of various energy and environmental policies in combination, predicting outputs such as fuel use, pollutant emissions, financial cost or savings, electric vehicle deployment, power sector structure, and more. Versions of the simulator have been developed for an ever-growing list of countries and regions, in partnership with in-country government agencies or NGOs, accounting for more than 50 percent of the world’s emissions.

Previously, Jeff worked on policies supporting R&D for clean energy and efficiency technologies for the American Energy Innovation Council, where he led a survey of 17 R&D leaders investigating trends, opportunities, and challenges to unleashing private sector energy R&D.

Jeff holds an M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering and a Masters in City and Regional Planning, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Research Fellow for the University of North Carolina Institute for the Environment, where he studied aircraft emissions for the Federal Aviation Administration. Jeff also holds a B.A. in International Relations with honors from Stanford University.

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Works from Jeffrey Rissman

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Clean Industry In China: A Techno-Economic Comparison Of Electrified Heat Technologies, Barriers, And Policy Options

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Can Industry Eliminate Its Carbon Pollution?

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A Path to Zero Carbon Industry

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Federal Policy To Decarbonize U.S. Industry

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Zero Carbon Industry Through Transformative Technologies And Policies With Jeffrey Rissman

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How To Build A Thermal Battery

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Zero-Carbon Industry: Transformative Technologies And Policies To Achieve Sustainable Prosperity – With Jeffrey Rissman

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Zero-Carbon Industry: Transformative Technologies And Policies To Achieve Sustainable Prosperity – With Jeffrey Rissman

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How Thermal Batteries Are Heating Up Energy Storage

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‘The Technology’s There. We’re Just Not Using It’: The Push To De-Carbonize Industry

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As Biden Pushes For Clean Factories, A New ‘How-To’ Guide Offers A Path Forward

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New DOE-Backed Projects Tackle Factory Emissions With Heat Pumps And More

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Decarbonizing Heavy Industry With Technology And Policy

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How To Achieve Zero-Carbon In Industry With Jeffrey Rissman 2-23-2024

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Climate’s Industrial-Sized Problem Calls For Electrification

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Episode 24-3: Book Review – The Author Of Zero Carbon Industry Discusses His Recently Released Book

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We Must Cut Carbon From Industry. Here's How We Can Do It.

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How To Achieve A Zero Carbon Industry By 2060 With Jeffrey Rissman

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EP 207 – Energy Production & Consumption

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Decarbonizing The Industrial Sector, With Jeffrey Rissman

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Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector | Jeffrey Rissman | Stanford Energy Seminar

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Hydrogen Emerges As Path To Clean Steel

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Climate & Energy

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#82: Decarbonising Concrete And Steel With Jeff Rissman

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First Electric Cars. Next, Electric Factories?

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Opinion: Cement Is A Big Part Of The Carbon Problem. Here’s How To Make It Part Of The Solution

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Guest Interview: Jeffrey Rissman (Zero-Cardon Industry)

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Those Startups Are Reinventing The Dirty Steel Industry

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Zero-Carbon Industry: Navigating The Clean Industrial Revolution

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Zero-Carbon Industry: Navigating The Clean Industrial Revolution

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The Race Is On To Make Low-Emissions Steel. Meet One Of The Companies Vying For The Lead

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Industrial Heat Shot Summit

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Heat-Storing Batteries Are Scaling Up To Solve One Of Climate’s Dirtiest Problems.

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Q&A With Jeff Rissman

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These Giant, Glowing Carbon Blocks Bring Clean Energy To Factories

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New Belgium Brewing Prepares For Industrial Heat Pump That Could Cut Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Heat Pumps Are Poised To Help Breweries And Other Industries Go Green

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Thermal Batteries: Decarbonizing U.S. Industry While Supporting A High-Renewables Grid

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Thermal Batteries: Decarbonizing U.S. Industry While Supporting A High-Renewables Grid

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Thermal Batteries Could Cut U.S Industrial Heating Power Costs In Half

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Steam Made By Heat Pumps Can Help Clean Up Industry And Manufacturing

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A Sectoral Approach To Climate Mitigation: The Industrial Sector

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Policies To Accelerate The Transition To Clean And Competitive U.S. Industry

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Carbon Capture, A Federal Spending Target, Has Much To Prove

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Closing The Emissions Gap Between The IRA And 2030 NDC: Policies To Meet The Moment

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The Road To Low-Carbon Concrete

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Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Via Heat Pumps

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Decarbonizing Low-Temperature Industrial Heat In The U.S.

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Updated Inflation Reduction Act Modeling Using The Energy Policy Simulator

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Modeling The Inflation Reduction Act Using The Energy Policy Simulator

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Heavy Industry Plans To Tread Lightly

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The Race To Produce Green Steel

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Electrification And Decarbonization Solutions For Industry Workshop

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Can Biden Expand Gas And Zero Out Emisions?

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Biden’s Clean Industry Policies Could Be Among Most Consequential U.S. Climate Actions

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Proposed Methane Fee Would Mark Major Development In U.S. Climate Policy

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Benefits Of The Build Back Better Act's Methane Fee

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Concrete Industry Says Carbon Capture A Key To Hitting Emissions Targets

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Can The Shipping Industry Meet Its Climate Goal For 2050?

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The World’s Largest Container-Shipping Company Wants To Go Green

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Inside Clean Energy: From Sweden, a Potential Breakthrough for Clean Steel

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Spotlight on North America Pt4: What are the technologies and policies that could underpin commerically-viable decarbonization?

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Decarbonizing Global Industry

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Meet The 'Hydrogen Home': Is It Key To A 100% Clean Grid?

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Near-Zero Industrial Emissions By 2050 Would Boost U.S. GDP 3.3%, Create 5 Million Jobs

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'Clean Products Standard': A key To 100% Clean Energy?

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Green Hydrogen in Natural Gas Pipelines: Decarbonization Solution or Pipe Dream?

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United States EPS 3.0 Update Adds GDP and Jobs Impacts, Improved Public Health Metrics, and More

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Climate Policy Is Health Policy: Making Your Case With The Energy Policy Simulator

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A Steel Giant Joins A Growing List Of Companies Aiming For Net-Zero By 2050

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Decarbonizing Global Industry, With Jeffrey Rissman

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Net Zero By 2070: Decarbonizing Global Industry

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How To Slash The Industrial Emissions That Are Heating The Planet

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Technologies And Policies To Decarbonize Global Industry: Review And Assessment Of Mitigation Drivers Through 2070

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Plan Advances To Convert Utah Coal-Fired Power Plant To Run On 100% Hydrogen With Storage

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Climate Solutions: Technologies To Slow Climate Change

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Hong Kong Energy Policy Simulator: Methods, Data, And Scenario Results For 2050

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Bill Gates-Backed Startup Claims Solar 'Breakthrough.' Is It?

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Cutting Carbon In Homes: 'It Is A Head Change For People'

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A Policy Pathway To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050

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How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Transportation

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How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Industry

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Hydrogen Could Become A $130 Billion U.S. Industry By 2050. Could It Also Cut Emissions?

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China Is Positioned To Lead On Climate Change As The U.S. Rolls Back Its Policies

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Designing Climate Solutions – A Big-Picture View That Doesn’t Skimp On Details

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How Clean Energy R&D Policy Can Help Meet Decarbonization Goals

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Steel Or Concrete? Trump's Wall Could Bust Carbon Budgets

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Concrete Change: Making Cement Carbon-Negative

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Carbon Pricing Is Key To Fighting Climate Change-But It's No Silver Bullet

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Designing Climate Solutions — #CleanTechnica Book Review

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The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

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Well-Designed Subsidies Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Perry On The Move

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Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

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Cement's Role In A Carbon-Neutral Future

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Electric Vehicles Are Going To Render The Fight Over Fuel Economy Standards Moot

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 4: Input Data And Adapting The EPS To New Regions

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 3: A Look Inside The Simulator

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Trump Makes His Biggest Move On Climate With Car Rules

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 2: A Tour of the Web Interface

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Un-SAFE: Trump Clean Cars Rollback Would Cost $450 Billion By 2050, Increase Emissions 11% By 2035

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Impacts Of Trump Fuel Economy Standard Rollback: Economic Losses, Emissions, Fuel Use

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Energy Policy Simulator Named Finalist in Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Award

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Stronger Policies Can Help Canada Reach Its Paris Climate Goal, Save More Than $150 Billion Annually

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Enhancing Canada's Climate Commitments: Building On The Pan-Canadian Framework

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The Energy Policy Simulator, Part 1: Project Overview

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Poland's Path To Tackling Climate Change: 40% Fewer Emissions, $26 Billion Annual Savings by 2050

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Climate Change And Global Poverty Can Only Be Solved Together

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Study Says Dealers Are Ill-Prepared For The Coming Wave Of Electric Cars

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Jeffrey Rissman of Energy Innovation: Four Policies Can Cut U.S. Transport Emissions 45%

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With GM’s Announcement, U.S. Is Moving Forward On Electric Vehicles

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Just Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%

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Energy Policy Simulator From Energy Innovation Projects EV Sales In 2050

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Driving the Future: Electric Vehicles In The U.S.

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The Latest In Electric Vehicles

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S., Part 2: EV Price, Oil Cost, Fuel Economy Drive Adoption

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S., Part 1: 65%-75% New Light-Duty Vehicle Sales By 2050

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The Future Of Electric Vehicles In The U.S. To 2050

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How To Decarbonize Indonesia And Achieve Low-Carbon Prosperity

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Carbon Capture And Storage: An Expensive Option For Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions

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Clean Power Plan Repeal Would Cost America $600 Billion, Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths

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Achieving Mexico's Climate Goals: An Eight-Point Action Plan

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It Takes a Portfolio: A Broad Spectrum of Policies Can Best Halt Climate Change

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Letter: Whether 'tis nobler in the lungs to suffer

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Climate and Energy Policy Solutions for China: Executive Summary

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Energy Policy Solutions: How to Take Control of America's Energy Future

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Energy Policy Solutions - The Web Application

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Energy Policy Solutions: The Clean Power Plan is Within Reach

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The Costs of Delay: Waiting Until 2020 Could Cost Nearly $400 Billion

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A Model of Energy Policy Impacts on Pollutant Emissions, Costs, and Social Benefits Developed for China's Central Government

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The Cheapest, Cleanest Way to Meet Electricity Demand

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The Three Policies That Can Counter Global Warming

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Unlikely clean tech heroes: lowly thermostats & water heaters

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To Cut Carbon, A Decade is Too Long to Wait (Op-Ed)

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Tomorrow’s breakthrough: A roundtable of experts

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We Will Not Run Out of Fossil Fuels

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Case Studies on the Role of Government in Energy Technology Innovation: Low-Emissivity Windows

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Case Studies on the Role of Government in Energy Technology Innovation: Advanced Diesel Internal Combustion Engines

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Unleashing Private-Sector Energy R&D: Insights from Interviews with 17 R&D Leaders

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Energy Technology Innovation Leadership in the 21st Century

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Four Policies Can Reduce U.S. Transport Emissions 45%, Cut Oil Use 23%, Save 5,300 Lives Per Year