Energy and Climate

In an article for Issues in Science and Technology, Dorothy Robyn and Jeffrey Marqusee explain how the Department of Defense’s research and innovation system is well-suited to advancing clean energy technologies in both the military and civilian sectors.
Energy and Climate
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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.
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.

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