Devon Swezey

Devon Swezey
Project Director
Breakthrough Institute

Devon Swezey is Project Director for Breakthrough Institute where he works as an energy and climate policy analyst. Devon is a lead author of Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant, a joint Breakthrough Institute-Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report on international clean energy competitiveness in the United States and Asia, and Strengthening Clean Energy Competitiveness: Opportunities for America COMPETES Reauthorization. Devon wrote one of the first journal articles on the call for a new Apollo project on energy in 2005 for the inaugural issue of the Roosevelt Review, and his writing has appeared in BusinessWeek,, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets.

Recent Publications

November 7, 2011

America actually faces three deficits—the budget deficit, the trade deficit, and the investment deficit—that, if left unchecked, could total over $41 trillion in the next 10 years.

April 26, 2011

The Heritage Foundation's proposal includes numerous inconsistencies and inaccuracies.

June 3, 2010

Reauthorizing the American COMPETES Act provides an opportunity for Congress to strengthen U.S. clean energy innovation and competitiveness policies.

November 18, 2009

This report benchmarks clean energy competitiveness in four nations: China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 17, 2011

At Energy Innovation 2011, leading energy policy thinkers will address core issues and counter misguided but widely held beliefs about the clean energy innovation.

December 15, 2010

ITIF and other leading policy think tanks host a day-long conference to ask the hard questions about energy technology policy and innovation in America.

October 19, 2010

ITIF unveils the report "Economic Doctrines and Approaches to Climate Change."