Alexis Madrigal has posted two interesting graphs of US R&D spending:
First, within energy:
Then, in a wider context:
Both are from a report by Pacific Northwest National Labs – which Madrigal also posts in full.
Don’t feel too bad if you’re in the US, though: few OECD countries, it seems, can compete with Japan:
(This one is from a European Commission report, based on IEA data; the EU refers only to the EU17 and there are a few bits of data missing here and there, particularly for 2005, but you get the idea).
The elusive green economy (The Atlantic, July 2009)