April 16, 2012 | By Bill Gates
An Energy Briefing with Daniel Yergin: Government Spending on Energy R&D
I think governments could be doing a lot more to help accelerate the development of cheaper, clean energy. I asked energy expert Daniel Yergin about how to get more innovation that produces results.
The world urgently needs new, clean energy sources that will reduce our carbon emissions and spur continued economic growth, especially in poor countries and newly industrializing ones.
To get a better understanding of what's going on with energy innovation and governments' role in it, I talked with Daniel Yergin, probably the world's leading expert on energy markets. I've been reading his new book The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World. He has great insights.