By [email protected] President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change is a serious foreign policy blunder.
On top of this, his proposed budget significantly endangers another international commitment: America’s “Mission Innovation” pledge, made along with 21 other countries and the European Union, to double funding for energy innovation.
The two commitments are closely linked. Meeting the goals in the Paris Agreement will require the development of new clean energy technologies, in addition to rapid deployment of existing technologies. Yet researchers and entrepreneurs face numerous obstacles to developing and commercializing next-generation technologies. For instance, public funding
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