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Climate-Tech RD&D

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 RD&D, our research focuses on public and private investments to invent and improve technologies with the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

Climate-Tech RD&D

Publications and Events

December 19, 2022|Blogs

Why DOE Should Prioritize Transformational Investments in Industrial Technology to Catalyze GHG Reductions

An example in the chemical industry shows why DOE should prioritize transformative technologies over incremental ones to achieve far greater carbon-reduction impact and trigger a cascade of industrial technology adoption.

December 15, 2022|Blogs

An Energy Innovation Agenda for the 118th Congress

As we face a divided 118th Congress, policymakers can still find common ground to spur continued growth for American energy innovation.

December 14, 2022|Reports & Briefings

OCED Observatory Newsletter, Issue 4: Hydrogen Sector Activity Ramps Up

Activity in the hydrogen sector continues to ramp up, as more governments jostle to offer subsidies and incentives. In the U.S., the deadline for concept paper submission to DOE for the H2Hubs program has passed and many credible hubs are emerging.

December 1, 2022|Op-Eds & Commentary

Missing in Action: Clean Energy RD&D for the Building Sector

The building sector is being left out in the cold when it comes to clean energy innovation. It’s long past time for Congress and the administration to rectify this by taking bold action to accelerate energy innovation for buildings.

November 14, 2022|Blogs

Low-Carbon Process Technologies: Key Pieces of the Net-Zero Future

As the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations seeks to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon technologies, it’s vital that process technology innovation be a significant portion of the portfolio.

November 14, 2022|Blogs

Fact of the Week: Public Energy RD&D Budgets for IEA Members Increased 5% to $23.6 Billion in 2021

The combined budgets for public energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) for International Energy Agency (IEA) member countries increased to $23.6 billion in 2021.

October 17, 2022|Reports & Briefings

Climate-Tech to Watch: Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will play the most significant role in meeting President Biden’s goal of a zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050, but significant progress must be made to scale up production and bring down costs.

October 13, 2022|Events

Decarbonizing Chemical Production: Innovation Strategies

Watch the webinar where we shared 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.

October 6, 2022|Blogs

Midterm Outlook for Energy Innovation Policy

The next Congress will have to wrestle with competing energy and climate innovation policy priorities. But despite their differences, the two parties will have potential opportunities for bipartisan collaboration.

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.

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