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17 Technology-specific factors will also be important determinants of policy, and experience suggests that future technology demonstration programs for GHG emission reductions should strive for the following characteristics: • sufficient scale for demonstrating performance and reliability, avoiding premature commitments to commercial-scale projects or dramatic scale-ups; • substantial industry involvement in project design and management; • industry cofinancing; and • concern for and mitigation of unexpected environmental effects.
Federal resources devoted to nuclear energy have been an order of magnitude larger than company resources, while company spending on fossil fuel technology has been three to five times greater than federal spending. Industrial consortia, other than the Gas Research Institute (GRI) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), have not been major sources of funding for energy R&D even though legislation has reduced the barriers to collaborative projects among companies in the private sector. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files.
Contribution to Greenhouse Effect Rises," The Washington Post, September 16, 1989. 17. , 1990. 18. "Global Change and Public Policy: A Special Issue," Earth Quest, 3 (1), Spring 1989. 19. C. , 5: (4), p. 55, Summer 1989. About this PDF file: This new digital representation of the original work has been recomposed from XML files created from the original paper book, not from the original typesetting files. Page breaks are true to the original; line lengths, word breaks, heading styles, and other typesetting-specific formatting, however, cannot be retained, and some typographic errors may have been accidentally inserted.
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