Energy R&D spending, charted

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).

Related links:

The elusive green economy (The Atlantic, July 2009)

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