Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Jolt for Energy Innovation

Periodical: U.S News and World Report
Article: A Jolt for Energy Innovation
Author: Kent Garber
Article date: Vol. 147. 4, April 2010
Reviewed by: Lewis Joseph (The College of Westchester)

A Jolt for Energy Innovation, by Kent Garber, focuses on the United States and it’s lack of technological innovation in recent years due to lack of funding. Due to the stimulus package set forth by President Barack Obama, Steven Chu was able to take strides by presenting new ideas and setting them into motion after becoming the head of the Department of Energy in January of this year.
This article explains the challenges that are present in finding funding for most potential energy endeavors in the U.S, and reasons why many ideas tend to fall by the way side. Steven Chu is trying to find new ways of both improving energy use and making sure good ideas don’t fail to come to light due to a lack of funding.