Science Academies Issue Statements on Energy Efficiency, Innovation

Washington, DC (May 16, 2007)- The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined 12 other national science academies in calling on world leaders- particularly G8 leaders who will meet in June 2007- to address global climate change and energy-access issues by promoting low carbon-emission energy systems and more efficient use of energy.

They recommended setting standards for efficiency, strengthening economic and technological exchange with developing countries and encouraging investments in energy efficiency, zero-carbon energy resources and carbon-removing technologies. The academies also urged leaders to facilitate scientific and technical innovation, and to simplify and enforce a balanced intellectual property regime.
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