Mark Muro, left, is a fellow and director of policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. He is a co-author of the Brookings report, “Energy-Innovation Institutes: A Step toward America's Energy Sustainability.” Teryn Norris is the former project director at the Breakthrough Institute, a Oakland, Calif.-based think tank that, among other issues, focuses on making the transition to a clean-energy economy. He is president and founder of Americans for Energy Leadership.
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For spurring the transformation to a low-carbon economy, the federal and state governments, universities, and the private sector must join together to create a network of energy research institutes that could speed development of everything from advanced batteries to biofuels.
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