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Earth, Wind, and Fire: Why Spurring Further Innovation in Renewables Matters

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Why Spurring Further Innovation in Renewables Matters
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Webinar

Event Summary

If governments sustain innovation in advanced renewables—such as floating offshore wind turbines, perovskite solar PV cells, and enhanced geothermal—they can catalyze a massive clean energy buildout to reduce emissions and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. The plummeting prices and rapid expansion of solar PV and wind power are evidence of what is possible—but the renewables story should not end there. The IEA estimates renewables need to triple in the global power mix by 2050. To hit that target, they must become even more efficient, affordable, and reliable—and that depends largely on increased public investment.

ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation hosted a panel discussion on why continued innovation matters, what an innovation agenda for advanced renewables should look like, and which technologies are likely to be the next big things.

Speakers

Jocelyn
Jocelyn Brown-Saracino
Offshore Wind Energy Lead
U.S. Department of Energy
Panelist
Tim
Tim Latimer
Co-Founder and CEO
Fervo Energy
Panelist
Alejandro
Alejandro Moreno
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Panelist
Dirk
Dirk Weiss
Head of Technology Assessment
First Solar
Panelist
David M.
David M. Hart@profdavidhart
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Clean Energy Innovation
Moderator
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