Is the U.S. Losing the Clean Tech Race?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Constitution Ave NE & 1st St NE Senate Energy Committee Hearing Room (366)
Washington, DC 20002

Developing better and cheaper clean energy technology will be central to addressing climate change, securing U.S. energy independence and to the creation of new clean energy jobs. Increasingly, nations are seeking to gain competitive advantage in this rapidly growing, high-technology sector and the stakes for the U.S. are significant: will the U.S. largely be an importer of these clean technologies, and lose the jobs related to them, or can the U.S. emerge as a global leader, driving exports and high-wage jobs?

A report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Breakthrough Institute, Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant, is the first to thoroughly benchmark the clean energy competitiveness in four nations: China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. The report analyzes clean energy investments and policy support for research, manufacturing, and domestic demand, with a particular focus on six key technologies: wind, solar, nuclear, carbon capture and storage, hybrid and electric vehicles and advanced batteries, and high speed rail.

Read the full report.

11/18/2009 10:3011/18/2009 11:45America/New_YorkITIF Event: Is the U.S. Losing the Clean Tech Race?Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave NE & 1st St NE, Washington, DC 20002More information: https://itif.org/events/2009/11/18/us-losing-clean-tech-raceMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Michael Shellenberger
President
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Jesse Jenkins
Director of Energy and Climate Policy
Breakthrough Institute
Presenter
Ron Klein
Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Respondent
Rush Holt
Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Respondent