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
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
Response to the Pope’s Encyclical on Global Warming: Markets and Technology Are the Solution, Not the Problem
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.
June 10, 2015
Policy should focus on making clean energy better and more affordable.
June 1, 2015
Carbon prices, subsidies, and mandates will not give us the cost-effective, performance-competitive clean energy we need to address climate change. It will take strategic investment and reforms that spur energy innovation.
May 11, 2015
Carbon targets have failed and it is time for a new climate strategy based on innovation.
April 15, 2015
The $100 Billion Campaign advocates that increased public investments in clean energy innovation must be a key pillar of global climate policy.