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Center for Clean Energy Innovation

Center for Clean Energy Innovation

Innovation to make energy both clean and competitive must be a central goal of climate and energy policy. ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation exists to elevate this imperative in the policy debate in the United States and around the world. We conduct research, provide nonpartisan analysis, generate policy proposals, and convene members of the analytical and policymaking communities with this mission firmly in focus. (Read more about the Center.)

Featured Publications

Beyond Force: A Realist Pathway Through the Green Transition

Beyond Force: A Realist Pathway Through the Green Transition

Trying to force adoption of clean energy with subsidies, regulations, and exhortations will fail. The only realistic way to spur the green transition is to develop clean technologies that can reach effective price and performance parity with dirty ones. Then markets will adopt them at scale.

Closing the Trucking Gaps: Priorities for the Department of Energy’s RD&D Portfolio

Closing the Trucking Gaps: Priorities for the Department of Energy’s RD&D Portfolio

Transitioning heavy-duty trucks to net-zero emissions is an important yet formidable challenge. Expanded RD&D support is needed to meet emission goals at price-performance parity.

Energizing Innovation in Fiscal Year 2024

Energizing Innovation in Fiscal Year 2024

The FY 2024 budget request, if met, could maintain bipartisan momentum for clean energy innovation. Congress should support that innovation to foster domestic clean energy industries that can compete globally, minimize foreign dependencies, and address climate change.

It’s Critical to Prioritize Commercial and Market Readiness for H2Hubs

It’s Critical to Prioritize Commercial and Market Readiness for H2Hubs

Effectively managing the Energy Department’s hydrogen hubs program in the face of formidable challenges will be vital for the success of developing hydrogen-based economic ecosystems.

Climate-Tech to Watch: Green Ammonia

Climate-Tech to Watch: Green Ammonia

Green ammonia has attracted plenty of recent attention. The technology is promising, but cost reductions, demonstrations, infrastructure, and market growth are all still needed if it is to realize its potential.

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Events

July 25, 2023

A Realist Climate Policy: Driving Clean Tech to Price/Performance Parity

Watch now for the release event for the important new report and panel discussion on why P3 must be the new lens governments that governments must use to decide which clean energy technologies to support and how to support them.

July 20, 2023

Reimagining Energy Permitting for the 21st Century

Watch now for the Capitol Hill briefing event featuring keynote remarks by Reps. Garret Graves (R-LA) and Scott Peters (D-CA) followed by an expert panel discussion on ways Congress can reduce barriers to digital energy solutions, increase new energy infrastructure technologies, and modernize our entire energy infrastructure.

May 30, 2023

Further Energizing Innovation: Assessing the Federal Energy RD&D Budget for FY24 and Beyond

Watch the Center for Clean Energy Innovation’s release event covering their annual report on the federal energy RD&D budget; discussion by expert panel covering how the funding aligns with these key priorities.

March 16, 2023

Petrochemicals Without the Petro: A New Initiative?

Watch to learn more about these exciting innovations and to discuss a federal initiative (such as a DOE EarthShot) to accelerate them.

October 27, 2022

Mission Critical: Accelerating Innovation at COP 27

Watch thought leaders from ITIF, IIT-Delhi School of Public Policy, and the Climate Policy Lab at The Fletcher School, Tufts University share their visions for a successful COP for innovation, building off the September 12th forum published in Nature Energy.

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Staff

Robin GasterRobin Gaster

Research Director

David M. HartDavid M. Hart

Senior Fellow

Dorothy RobynDorothy Robyn

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Desiree SolomonDesiree Solomon

Policy Fellow

More From the Center

February 12, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

The Blue Hydrogen Bubble Must Burst

In order for blue hydrogen to decarbonize hard-to-reach sectors like aviation, heavy trucks, shipping, steel, and cement, blue hydrogen must slash costs and effectively capture and either store or use the carbon that’s generated.

January 16, 2024|Reports & Briefings

A Realist Approach to Hydrogen

Clean hydrogen is expensive to produce, difficult to transport, and a second- or third-best clean energy solution in almost all proposed markets. To help drive the global green transition, a realist approach to hydrogen policy must address all these practical challenges.

January 8, 2024|Blogs

What COP28 Missed: A Realist Climate Policy

Instead of magical thinking that starts with a conclusion and works backward, we need a strategic framework that encourages smart decisions on priorities and maximizes the return on scarce political capital—a strategy that connects the economics, technology, and politics of the green transition.

November 30, 2023|Reports & Briefings

Mission Innovation, Phase 2: More Failed Aspirations to Fight Climate Change

Twenty-three countries plus the EU pledged in 2015 to double their investments in clean energy RD&D by 2020. Only one met that goal. Undeterred, they announced a new set of pledges in 2021. Two years later, most are still woefully underinvesting in clean energy RD&D.

September 8, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Price Over Performance: Why Green Energy Is Different From Previous Technology Revolutions

The drivers that accelerated every transformative innovation since the industrial revolution won’t work for green tech.

September 3, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Is Korea Serious About Fighting Climate Change?

When it comes to the most important step Korea can take to address global climate change―boosting clean energy R&D―Korea, like most developed nations, is lagging.

August 22, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles

Green Transition: How Agriculture Can Drive Climate Change Solutions

Trying to force the green transition with government regulations, subsidies, and exhortation will not work. The economic reality is that clean energy technologies must reach price/performance parity with dirty energy (P3).

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