Clean Energy Innovation

Congress has soundly rejected the administration’s previous budget proposals in this area, instead putting forward a positive vision for U.S. innovation that invests in a future of clean, reliable, low-cost energy. Lawmakers should do so again in fiscal year 2021.
Clean Energy Innovation
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March 5, 2020
Please join ITIF for the Washington, DC release of the Innovation for a Cool Earth Forum’s (ICEF’s) Industrial Heat Decarbonization Roadmap. ITIF and the Aspen Institute will hold an expert panel exploring the challenge of industrial heat decarbonization.
February 14, 2020
Congress has soundly rejected the administration’s previous budget proposals in this area, instead putting forward a positive vision for U.S. innovation that invests in a future of clean, reliable, low-cost energy. Lawmakers should do so again in fiscal year 2021.
January 28, 2020
ITIF urged Senate Leaders McConnell and Schumer to take action on clean-energy innovation as soon as practicable, because it advances key national objectives, is highly valued by the American public, and stands to win a substantial majority in both chambers.
January 22, 2020
While the renewables build-out is far from over, energy storage is poised to surf this bipartisan wave of support in the 2020s. A national energy-storage initiative would make the most of this enthusiasm by aligning all federal agencies around aggressive, but achievable goals in collaboration with the private sector, academia, and states and localities.
January 21, 2020
As the House and Senate consider comprehensive energy legislation, these 10 priorities have already won the support of large bipartisan majorities at the committee level in at least one chamber. They should form the nucleus of a bipartisan energy package that gets signed into law this year.
January 8, 2020
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have released a framework for legislation that sets the bold goal of transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050, taking a much-needed comprehensive approach to all sources of emissions within the committee’s jurisdiction. It is imperative that Congress now take additional steps to accelerate innovation in new clean energy technologies.
December 21, 2019
The time has come to break this unhealthy cycle. Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District, has proposed an Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act that points the way.
December 18, 2019
ITIF hosted a briefing and released a new report on using tax incentives to drive clean energy innovation.
December 2, 2019
Tax incentives can play an important role in accelerating the innovations needed for a low-carbon future, but only if the incentives reward innovators rather than support well-entrenched incumbents.
November 27, 2019
Mission Innovation—a commitment by the world’s major powers to accelerate innovation in emissions-cutting technologies—has been virtually forgotten. Worse, its signatories are not living up to its terms.

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