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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November 26, 2019
There’s no point in an EV plan that’s so aggressive it can’t be implemented even under the most auspicious economic circumstances. Nor is there a point in advancing an EV plan that wouldn’t yield significant climate benefits.
November 22, 2019
Responding to a request for input from the House Select Committee, ITIF outlined a detailed set of principles and recommendations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating clean energy innovation.
November 11, 2019
Clean energy innovation has bipartisan public support and has successfully expand the use of solar and wind power. As Colin Cunliff writes in for Issues in Science and Technology, it’s now time for policymakers to expand the clean energy portfolio to address gaps in the current innovation agenda.
October 30, 2019
ITIF and the Bipartisan Policy Center held an expert panel exploring the history solar energy innovations, China's role and influence on solar's diffusion as a leading manufacturer of solar panels, and the future of clean energy innovation.
October 28, 2019
Growing animus toward “Big Tech” companies and generalized opposition to technological innovation engenders support for policies that are expressly designed to inhibit it. That is deeply problematic for future progress, prosperity, and competitiveness.
October 11, 2019
Responding to a request for input from the House Energy & Commerce Committee, ITIF outlined seven broad principles to underpin comprehensive climate policy; six strategic recommendations to support, encourage, and induce clean energy innovation; and a number of specific ideas to decarbonize the most challenging sectors of the economy.
September 23, 2019
Despite concern over climate change, global carbon emissions continue to rise. Clean energy innovation is needed to reverse the trend. It is time for Mission Innovation member nations to make good on their commitment to double clean energy RD&D.
September 19, 2019
Climate change, pollution, and the economy’s sensitivity to energy prices all make continued environmental innovation a key priority.
September 3, 2019
This briefing provides an update on energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in the federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations process, building on ITIF’s summary of the administration’s budget request.
August 26, 2019
Since 2015, 24 nations and the EU have joined “Mission Innovation,” pledging to double public investments in energy RD&D and collaborate on key innovation challenges. This report seeks to provide accountability for these commitments and lay the foundation for more ambitious measures.

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