Karen Street produces a thoughtful blog titled A Musing Environment. In a recent post, she makes a case for increasing energy R&D – Increase R&D, don’t cut it. I generally agree that there is a need for more development of high payoff energy technologies with certain focused research efforts to solve known problems. Unfortunately, most government agencies have a poor record of obtaining value from their research efforts. It takes a special kind of technical leadership to separate the wheat from the chaff and the good ideas from the wacky dreams. My experience in numerous government projects has not given me confidence that there is a wealth of talent available to provide that kind of leadership.
About Rod Adams
Rod Adams is an atomic energy expert with small nuclear plant operating and design experience, now serving as a Managing Partner at Nucleation Capital, an emerging climate-focused fund. Rod, a former submarine Engineer Officer and founder of Adams Atomic Engines, Inc., one of the earliest advanced nuclear ventures, has engaged in technical, strategic, political, historic and financial discussion and analysis of the nuclear industry, its technology and policies for several decades. He is the founder of Atomic Insights and host and producer of The Atomic Show Podcast.
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