Energy and Climate

Accelerating energy innovation by manufacturers in America would boost economic growth and global competitiveness, while addressing key national security and environmental goals. But market failures lead to gaps in the private sector’s response to this imperative. That’s where the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing USA innovation institutes come in.
Energy and Climate
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November 22, 2016
In 2004, public R&D made up 10 percent of global renewable energy R&D investments, but by 2014 the figure had risen to 35 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 27, 2016
David Hart writes in Morning Consult that low-carbon energy innovation is an idea that a broad coalition ought to get behind: right, left, and center.
October 27, 2016
To create a low-carbon energy system, we must overcome not just climate-change deniers, but also advocates of illusions such as the idea that all we need is a “science push,” carbon pricing, or more subsidies for existing technologies.
October 27, 2016
With the next meeting of the parties to the climate change agreement set to begin in Morocco on November 7, join ITIF to discuss what the United States has been doing to keep this promise and what may be on the horizon for federal clean energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in the next four years.
May 10, 2016
As long as clean energy costs more than dirty energy, most countries will simply set less ambitious goals, or change or ignore them, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation: The Journal of Technology Commercialization.
November 30, 2015
Greenhouse gas reduction targets will mean little without affordable technology to implement them, explains Rob Atkinson in The Globalist.
July 27, 2015
U.S. public investment in clean energy RD&D lags behind Asian competitors, which are already seeing a payoff in both research output and commercial success.
July 13, 2015
The real problem with Pope Francis’ recent encyclical is that, other than love each other and live more simply, it is difficult to know what he would have us do differently, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
June 10, 2015
Policy should focus on making clean energy better and more affordable.
June 1, 2015
Carbon prices, subsidies, and mandates will not give us the cost-effective, performance-competitive clean energy we need to address climate change. It will take strategic investment and reforms that spur energy innovation.

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