The major limitation on what gene editing might accomplish would seem to be the power of human imagination.
Global Clean Energy Innovation
April 19, 2021
ITIF hosted a robust debate on this question. Professor Michael Klare has written that “Biden’s Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom.” He argued that cooperation is essential and can be done in parallel without weakening the U.S. negotiating position on other matters. ITIF President Rob Atkinson tackled the opposing position.
February 21, 2021
Notably, the deal agreed on December 24th gives important exemptions that will allow the UK to continue to export electric vehicles without facing tariffs.
January 25, 2021
Fact of the Week: In Singapore, a 1 Percent Increase in Green Tech Innovation Leads to a Long-Run 0.23 Percent Increase in GDP and a 0.4 Percent Reduction in Carbon Emissions
The trade-off between economic growth and environmental sustainability may be overstated.
October 5, 2020
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.
September 15, 2020
America has successfully launched national innovation missions time and again.
September 15, 2020
Join ITIF for a presentation of a new report on gene-edited solutions for climate change and a panel discussion on the implications of these technologies.
August 14, 2020
Failing Toward Success: The Mothballing of Petra Nova Carbon Capture Demonstration Project Is a Teachable Moment
When the world’s first carbon capture facility on a coal-fired power plant came online in Texas in 2017, it was touted as a big step toward transforming the dirtiest fossil fuel into a low-carbon power resource. Now, it’s been labeled “a nightmare for unsuspecting investors” and a “warning sign” for the industry. What happened?
July 17, 2020
The time is ripe for a serious reconsideration of the U.S. energy innovation system and the role of the federal government in it. An upcoming workshop series, sponsored by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and open to the public, offers a valuable chance to think through many of the key questions.
July 16, 2020
A new, non-profit foundation that works closely with DOE could help fill the gap and help create partnerships to power new clean energy technologies through the "valley of death."
July 6, 2020
Alarmists claim the tech sector’s carbon footprint is mushrooming out of control. But they wildly misrepresent the facts. Not only is the ICT sector making significant progress in decarbonizing, but ICT is also a powerful technology that enables other sectors to become more energy efficient.