The Trump administration has once again proposed massive cuts to energy RD&D. Lawmakers should not give this year’s budget proposal any greater credence than they have given the last two. Congress should instead continue down the path of elevating innovation in clean energy as a national priority.
Energy and Climate
July 6, 2017
The Trump administration devoted the week leading up to the Fourth of July to energy policy. Yet, its “Energy Week” jettisoned the very concept that we celebrate on that date, argues ITIF’s David Hart in Morning Consult.
June 29, 2017
Rob Atkinson argues in the Christian Science Monitor that the recent deserves much greater scrutiny, because real-world policy outcomes are far more consequential than crude political theater, and turning the focus in that direction could be the first step to recovering our civic senses.
June 20, 2017
ARPA-E is a federal agency that gets stuff done, writes David Hart in the Washington Times.
May 26, 2017
While President Trump ponders withdrawing from the global agreement to avoid the worst effects of global warming, states and localities are sending a powerful signal to the world: It is only the U.S. government that is shrinking from this challenge, not the American people, write David Hart and Chad Smith in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
May 10, 2017
A Small Business Innovation Research Grant Doubles an Energy-Technology Company's Chances of Later Receiving Venture Capital
Small energy-technology companies that receive an SBIR grant are twice more likely to receive venture capital investment in the future, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 27, 2017
Join ITIF to discuss what’s on the table for clean energy policy, what’s not, and where a politically viable consensus could emerge.
April 22, 2017
Earth Day—celebrated for the 48th time today—is a reminder of how far the U.S. has come in its views on energy and the environment, writes David Hart in Washington Examiner.
March 2, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry once proposed eliminating the very department he now heads. He has since expressed his regret about this, recognizing the critical work being done there, writes David Hart in The Hill.
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.