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Global investments in alternative energy projects will rise nearly 50 percent in 2010, climbing from $130 billion this year to $200 billion next year.

well, we just are:

This gushing news out of Steven Chu’s newly invigorated Department of Energy comes from a surprising source, The Wall Street Journal.

A once-in-a-generation shift in U.S. science is being spurred by Obama’s push to solve the nation’s energy problems in a massive federal program that rivals the Manhattan Project.

When Reagan came in, energy research was cut. All the early advantage that the US had in transportation and renewable R&D went overseas. The Obama Administration has increased funding for the Department of Energy back to comparable levels of the Carter administration.

via cleantechnica