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Research funding: Patience is a virtue

Public investment in science and technology is critical for meeting future energy needs, although understanding its impact has remained unclear. Now, an analysis of publications resulting from government funding sheds light on its outcomes and the timescales required to see them.

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Figure 1: Total public energy R&D budget, in 2014 US dollars and purchasing power parity, for International Energy Agency member countries.

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Noailly, J. Research funding: Patience is a virtue. Nat Energy 1, 16038 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.38

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