The Bell Labs of Energy

Drilled

14-08-2016 • 19 mins

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Exxon wanted to be the Bell Labs of energy. It hired brilliant scientists who conducted cutting-edge research on everything from the "greenhouse effect" to renewable energy. At the time, there was bipartisan support around the idea of tackling global warming, and a sense that American innovation was up to the task. To see the documents referenced in this episode, check out the timeline on drilledpodcast.com.  Support us: https://www.patreon.com/Drilled Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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