Innovation is central to addressing global climate change while increasing economic growth, boosting international competitiveness, and eliminating energy poverty. ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation seeks to accelerate the transition of the domestic and global energy systems to low-carbon resources. In the area of climate-tech commercialization, our research focuses on policies to accelerate adoption of clean-energy and emissions-reducing technologies and practices.
The Hydrogen Hubs Conundrum: How to Fund an Ecosystem
Recent federal legislation provides $8 billion to develop at least four hydrogen hubs, but little guidance. DOE should focus its funding on the capital costs of hydrogen production and infrastructure, while generally eschewing operating expenses and support for end users.
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October 27, 2022|Events
Mission Critical: Accelerating Innovation at COP 27
Join ITIF, IIT-Delhi, and Tufts University’s Climate Policy Lab as thought leaders from these institutions share their visions for a successful COP for innovation, building off the 12 September forum published in Nature Energy.
October 13, 2022|Events
Decarbonizing Chemical Production: Innovation Strategies
Please join us as we share new work from ITIF, George Mason’s Center for Energy Science and Policy, and the Center for Houston’s Future that investigates these pathways and explores policy options to decarbonize chemical production.
September 26, 2022|Reports & Briefings
Hydrogen Hubs Selection: Developing an Effective, Transparent, Fair, and Timely Process
The federal hydrogen hubs program will be perceived as a bellwether for U.S. clean energy innovation policy writ large. As such, its process for selecting winning proposals must not only be effective, but also fair, transparent, and timely.
September 23, 2022|Presentations
Demo! Scalable and Replicable Demonstration Projects to Accelerate Decarbonization Worldwide
New frameworks and projects based on scalability and replicability are urgently needed to rapidly validate and commercialize innovative clean energy solutions, such as for smarter grids and hydrogen production.
September 23, 2022|Blogs
To Innovate, We Need To Build: Permitting Reform Is Innovation Policy
A major challenge to getting clean energy projects built is not technology, financing, or cost uncertainty, but regulatory and permitting hurdles. To fully leverage the once-in-a-generation federal climate spending that this Congress has succeeded in passing, federal permitting must be reformed to make it less onerous, time intensive and costly.
September 12, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary
Climate Innovation Policy From Glasgow to Pittsburgh
In September, ministers will gather in Pittsburgh to consider how their governments should respond to the energy and climate innovation imperative. Building on Glasgow, the meeting should strive to fill critical gaps in areas such as capital-intensive demonstration projects and innovation-friendly trade in carbon-intensive goods.
September 7, 2022|Events
Buying Power: How Federal Procurement Can Drive Clean Energy Innovation
Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion about a new report by ITIF board member and former DOD and GSA sustainability leader Dorothy Robyn.
August 19, 2022|Testimonies & Filings
Comments to the Department of Energy on Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics
Although vehicle-integrated photovoltaic (VIPV) and vehicle-added photovoltaic (VAPV) strategies could in principle complement policies that impact the transportation sector and have climate benefits, the likelihood of breakthroughs that significantly improve upon current VIPV and VAPV products is low.
August 15, 2022|Reports & Briefings
Mission, Money, and Process Makeover: How Federal Procurement Can Catalyze Clean Energy Investment and Innovation
Using federal procurement to advance sustainable energy goals has had only limited success in the past. To break the pattern, the White House needs a plan that aligns with agency missions, is adequately funded, and fixes perverse budget and procurement rules.
July 26, 2022|Events
Accelerating More Equitable EV Adoption Through Technological, Business Model, and Policy Innovation
ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation hosted an expert discussion on the findings and policy implications of a new report examining the connection between equity and innovation in the context of EVs.