Video On Demand

Energy Technologies: Comparative Innovation Strategies and Technology Transfer

September 14, 2010 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

This session explored how different countries approach technology innovation and some of the major obstacles and opportunities associated with technology transfer and widespread technology deployment.

The development and deployment of clean energy technologies will play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  In order to ensure the development of clean energy technologies, countries employ a variety of strategies.  National innovation strategies provide governments a way to guide the growth of clean energy, foster research and development, steer investment, and act as a guide for the private sector.  Individual strategies will necessarily emphasize different national strengths and long term goals. On the technology dissemination side, technology transfer has long been an important and controversial part of international climate negotiations and other multilateral discussions.  

9:00-9:15 am: Welcome and Introduction
Sarah O. Ladislaw
Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

9:15-11:00 am:  Panel Presentations and Discussion
Deborah Bleviss
Professor, Energy, Resources and Environment Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Michael A. Levi

Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director, Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Xiaomei Tan

Project Manager, China Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute

Rochelle S. Blaustein

Senior Advisor for Technology Transfer, U.S. Department of Energy

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Sarah Ladislaw

Sarah Ladislaw

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program