Hannah Boyles was a research assistant for ITIF’s. Center for Clean Energy Innovation. Previously, Boyles was a research assistant at the Weldon Cooper Center and the ROMAC Lab in Charlottesville, Virginia, and has interned with the American Energy Society. They hold a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia.
Long-Duration Energy Storage Is a Decarbonization Linchpin
LDES is a linchpin for achieving a low-carbon energy future. DOE and its partners need to expand the range of demonstration types and extend them to end-users to accelerate learning, adoption, and impact.
Aviation Decarbonization and the Gap to Price Parity
Policymakers and industry leaders agree that sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the aviation industry. There is still time to take the proper steps to ensure the industry does its part to reduce global emissions—but that will only happen once SAF reaches price parity.
Climate-Tech to Watch: Clean Steel
Lower carbon steel is vital to the energy transition. It’s a long journey to decarbonize steel, and with competition being fierce, supportive RD&D and trade policies will be vital to success.
Climate-Tech to Watch: Green Ammonia
Green ammonia has attracted plenty of recent attention. The technology is promising, but cost reductions, demonstrations, infrastructure, and market growth are all still needed if it is to realize its potential.
Climate-Tech to Watch: Hydrogen-Powered Aviation
Policymakers and the aviation industry see hydrogen as a promising low-carbon fuel for aviation. But to make hydrogen-powered flight a reality, they first need to bring down the cost of green hydrogen and overcome aircraft design challenges.
Climate-Tech to Watch: Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will play the most significant role in meeting President Biden’s goal of a zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050, but significant progress must be made to scale up production and bring down costs.