Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW 610 A
Washington, DC 20005

A majority of clean energy advocates believe that the world has all the low-carbon technologies it needs to address climate change; what we lack is the political will to mandate and subsidize their deployment. To support this view advocates of this “Clean Energy Deployment Consensus” point to a number of studies assessing the technical readiness of clean energy technologies. Unfortunately, as ITIF shows in its new report Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment Consensus these reports often gloss over major challenges facing clean energy, including significantly higher costs, sub-optimal performance, and challenges in grid integration and storage. In addition many advocates miss the critical message of the need for innovation inherent in the literature. Without a comprehensive and aggressive innovation strategy clean energy will not be cheap enough and good enough to be adopted voluntarily around the planet.

Please join ITIF and a panel of leading experts to discuss the roots of the Deployment Consensus, the reasons why a "deployment-first" strategy will fail, and why innovation-driven energy policies are the solution

10/23/2013 09:0010/23/2013 10:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Challenging the Clean Energy Deployment ConsensusInformation Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005More information:
Matthew Stepp
Former Director of the Center for Clean Energy Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Megan Nicholson
Former Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Margot Anderson
Executive Director of the Energy Project
Bipartisan Policy Center
Armond Cohen
Executive Director
Clean Air Task Force
Jane Long
California's Energy Future Study Committee