Big Goverment Spends Taxpayer Dollars to Study Energy Behavior

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From E&E News:

“House Science and Technology Committee yesterday approved legislation to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Energy Department.
The Science Committee also approved three bills to focus DOE research on energy efficiency and advanced energy technologies through programs in advanced vehicle technologies, wind energy and natural gas turbines.

Rep. Brian Baird’s (D-Wash.) H.R. 3247, would authorize $10 million annually over six years to better understand why people make certain decisions about energy technologies in an effort to spur greater market adoption, he said.”