Less Certain than Death: Using Tax Incentives to Drive Clean Energy Innovation

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121
27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

The U.S. Treasury foregoes about $18 billion of revenue each year as a result of energy-related tax incentives. While incentives have the potential to be a powerful tool to drive clean energy innovation, they too frequently reward well-established incumbent technologies or target technologies that are not mature enough to benefit from them. Given the imperative of accelerating innovation to combat climate change, it is long past time that Congress reformed these policies to more effectively drive needed clean energy innovation.

ITIF hosted a briefing on a new report about using tax incentives to drive clean energy innovation and an expert panel discussed key issues and congressional activity on the issue.

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Coffee and donuts provided.

12/18/2019 10:0012/18/2019 11:30America/New_YorkITIF Event: Less Certain than Death: Using Tax Incentives to Drive Clean Energy InnovationCannon House Office Building, Room 121, 27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003More information: https://itif.org/events/2019/12/18/less-certain-death-using-tax-incentives-drive-clean-energy-innovationMM/DD/YYYY
Tom Reed
Representative (NY-23)
U.S. Congress
Dorothy Robyn
Senior Fellow
ITIF Center for Clean Energy Innovation and Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
David M. Hart
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Elizabeth Noll
Energy and Environment Consultant
EMN Strategies
Steve Capanna
Director of U.S. Climate Policy and Analysis
Environmental Defense Fund
Jeremy Harrell
Managing Director, Policy