Energy for Sustainable and Secure Future: A Report of the Sixth National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

The National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment is built on the idea that stakeholder-informed science is a powerful tool for building consensus necessary to solve the serious environmental problems currently faced worldwide. This publication describes how energy has become a focal point of the political agenda in the United States and around the world. The Sixth National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy for a Sustainable and Secure Future explored opportunities for science and technology to improve the decisions that define our energy future. The conference investigated the central issues relating to energy and society at the intersection of science, policy and the environment. The Sixth National Conference engaged more than 850 participants from 46 states and 10 nations. This multi-stakeholder meeting brought together leaders from academic institutions, business, government and non-profit organizations. It included elected and appointed officials at local, state and national levels of government, as well as leaders of international organizations and civil society. Recognizing the needs, motivations and limitations of decision makers at many levels, participants discussed opportunities for communities to come together and use science to gain more from current energy technologies, while developing an agenda for research, education and policy changes that will transform future energy choices.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 88p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01139684
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0978519019
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2009 6:02PM