Energy and Climate

As David Hart writes for The Hill, it’s time to turn talk into action: Green New Dealers need to embrace all forms of clean energy, not just renewables, and congressional Republicans must accept that government has a positive role to play in reshaping energy markets.
Energy and Climate
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March 1, 2017
Although President Trump has denied that climate change is even a problem, his ostrich-like position might ultimately be a blessing in disguise because a bottom-up approach, which thrives on buy-in close to home, may be more politically sustainable than the one-size-fits-all top-down approach, however well-intentioned it may have been, writes David Hart in the Austin American-Statesman.
December 16, 2016
Varun Sivaram, Colin McCormick, and David Hart write in Morning Consult that the United States is losing the race to build and sell clean-energy technologies, so policymakers need a three-part energy innovation agenda: focus, reform, and invest.
December 15, 2016
David Hart writes in Europe’s World that President-elect Trump’s surprise victory has raised concerns for climate negotiators, with some commentators, including former French president Nicolas Sarkozy threatening tariffs against U.S. exports based on the carbon emitted during production.
December 13, 2016
The United States is falling behind in the race to capitalize on the burgeoning clean energy market—but the race is not yet lost. This report offers five policy principles and a set of specific reforms for the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to turn the tables.
December 13, 2016
Join ITIF for a discussion abut the future of federal clean energy innovation policy and the release of a new report on energy innovation priorities.
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.

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