From the Lab to the Marketplace (1995)

After the Cold War, in a Warming World

The end of the cold war, the Administration's new energy programs, and various initiatives by states and utilities have created new challenges and opportunities for the national laboratories. The U.S. produces one-quarter of the world's "greenhouse-gas" emissions. Laboratory efforts that have focused on achieving emissions reductions include participating in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences "Mitigation Panel" on climate change and contributing to the Administration's Energy Partnerships for a Strong Economy program (the "cool communities" action was developed at LBNL). We also assist DOE in developing and implementing its international energy-policy activities related to climate-change mitigation.