Energy and Climate

As David Hart writes for InsideSources, any serious climate plan should leverage American strengths to enable global action, cover all sectors that produce emission, embrace a broad and growing portfolio of potential solutions, and be built to last.
Energy and Climate
Check a box to narrow search for individual content items that cover numerous issues.
August 10, 2018
The Trump administration is proposing to freeze federal fuel-efficiency standards for passenger vehicles on the theory that weaker regulation will help domestic carmakers. But, as David Hart writes for the Detroit Free Press, it would instead lock the United States into a dirtier, increasingly out-of-touch status quo.
July 24, 2018
U.S. policymakers should continue down this path to create more permissive and updated rules for SSTs. Only by allowing the technology to achieve lift-off will policymakers be able to spur investment in supersonic technology and improve its efficiency and effectiveness, writes Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
July 23, 2018
Traditional theories of innovation stress the division between “basic” and “applied” research, and this division is embedded in federal R&D policy: The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) conduct basic research, while DOE’s energy technology offices fund applied research and development.
July 23, 2018
There’s no magic bullet to ensure firms will respond to environmental regulation by innovating. But a literature review shows certain conditions that will raise that likelihood, pointing the way to some important rules of thumb for policymakers.
July 1, 2018
As David Hart and Stephen Ezell writes for Crain’s Cleveland Business, bringing the Energy Department’s voucher program to all national labs could help small businesses across the country.
June 27, 2018
Please join ITIF for an expert discussion of promising ideas such as the proposed Impact for Energy Foundation and the pilot small business voucher program.
June 26, 2018
As the Fiscal Year 2019 appropriations bills head to conference committee, Congress should maintain its commitment to federal investment in energy research, development, and demonstration.
June 25, 2018
In an op-ed for The Hill, Joe Kennedy explains why the United States and other nations should use carbon taxes to slow greenhouse emissions.
June 25, 2018
Evidence shows a carbon tax will induce innovation that will lower the cost of reducing CO2 emissions. If the revenues are recycled to expand tax incentives for research and capital investment, a modest carbon tax would likely lead to faster GDP growth.
May 22, 2018
Major improvements in energy technology are essential to meet the global challenge of climate change.