China’s subsidy-aided rise to dominance in PV manufacturing has driven prices way down, but at the cost of undermining promising alternative technological pathways. Policymakers should adopt measures to sustain greater diversity in PV and similar technologies.
Global Clean Energy Innovation
August 26, 2019
The Global Energy Innovation Index: National Contributions to the Global Clean Energy Innovation System
Since 2015, 24 nations and the EU have joined “Mission Innovation,” pledging to double public investments in energy RD&D and collaborate on key innovation challenges. This report seeks to provide accountability for these commitments and lay the foundation for more ambitious measures.
May 24, 2019
As the energy and technology ministers of many of the world’s largest economies gather May 29 in Vancouver, Canada, for the latest in an ongoin
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.
May 22, 2018
Major improvements in energy technology are essential to meet the global challenge of climate change.
April 23, 2018
Congress should continue on the path toward doubling federal energy RD&D funding, which would fulfill a commitment the United States made along with 19 other countries to accelerate the global transition to cleaner, more affordable, more reliable energy.
December 20, 2017
Most private investors don’t have the deep pockets and patience to wait for clean, cheap energy technologies to mature. We need smart public policy to solve the problem.
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.
December 15, 2016
David Hart writes in Europe’s World that President-elect Trump’s surprise victory has raised concerns for climate negotiators, with some commentators, including former French president Nicolas Sarkozy threatening tariffs against U.S. exports based on the carbon emitted during production.
November 22, 2016
Fact of the Week: Public Investment Made Up 35 Percent Of Renewable Energy R&D Globally In 2014—Up From 10 Percent In 2004
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.
November 30, 2015
Greenhouse gas reduction targets will mean little without affordable technology to implement them, explains Rob Atkinson in The Globalist.