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.
Energy and Climate
March 5, 2019
The Clean Energy Dividend: Military Investment in Energy Technology and What It Means for Civilian Energy Innovation
The Defense Department will invest $1.6 billion this year in research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) that is directly related to energy. This report recommends how to leverage those investments for civilian energy innovation without compromising their military value.
March 5, 2019
Taking the Fight to Clean Energy: What the Military’s Investment in Energy Innovation for the Warfighter Means for the Rest of Us
ITIF released a comprehensive report on DOD’s energy innovation effort and hosted an expert panel discussion on its relevance to the fight to reduce carbon emissions, including ways civilian agencies might better leverage DOD’s investments.
February 25, 2019
Clean energy can support state and local economic development. Leaders can follow five tracks to leverage clean energy to accelerate economic growth.
February 8, 2019
The Green New Deal won’t solve the climate crisis. Until low-carbon energy is cheaper than high-carbon energy for the bulk of the globe’s energy needs, the pace of global emissions will not slow down very much.
January 25, 2019
World affairs are far more complicated than basketball. But there are profound lessons in that simple game. One of them is that going unassisted is a losing strategy.
January 17, 2019
While expansive versions of a “Green New Deal” have grabbed attention on the left and denial that climate change is human-caused remains a major obstacle on the right, a centrist, bipartisan legislative coalition is emerging on climate and energy policy. It’s time to get things done.
January 13, 2019
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.
December 21, 2018
As David Hart writes for RealClearPolicy, climate advocates ought to double down on policies that would dramatically accelerate clean energy innovation.
December 14, 2018
As David Hart and Spencer Nelson of ClearPath write for Utility Dive, American leadership is essential to bend the curve of carbon pollution downward toward zero. A U.S.-powered international initiative to accelerate progress on a technology essential to that push — long-duration energy storage — would demonstrate that leadership.
December 10, 2018
Only significantly greater levels of public investment in clean energy research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) will produce the level of innovation necessary to dramatically reduce emissions from unabated fossil fuel consumption.