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Hoyu Chong

Hoyu Chong

Senior Policy Analyst

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @HoyuChong

Hoyu Chong was a senior policy analyst for clean energy innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining the ITIF, she worked as a practice area lead for Beacon Economics, focusing on clean energy, sustainability and development. She holds a master’s degree in economics from University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in business economics from University of California, Los Angeles.

Recent Publications

July 24, 2023

Comments to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations at DOE Regarding Use of Demand-side Support for H2Hubs

Compared to grey hydrogen, clean hydrogen is significantly more costly—about three times for blue hydrogen and six times for green hydrogen. Demand-side support can help accelerate development and reach Nth-of-a-kind stages, supporting DOE’s mission by providing a predictable commercial market for clean hydrogen.

June 26, 2023

How Biden’s Budget Shortchanges Clean Energy Innovation

The president’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year serves as a blueprint for how the government plans to deliver on the promise to bolster U.S. investments in science and technology in a bid to outcompete China in key industries.

June 20, 2023

Closing the Trucking Gaps: Priorities for the Department of Energy’s RD&D Portfolio

Transitioning heavy-duty trucks to net-zero emissions is an important yet formidable challenge. Expanded RD&D support is needed to meet emission goals at price-performance parity.

June 16, 2023

Congress Should Appropriate CHIPS and Science Act Authorizations to Further Energize American Innovation

Congress should make good on its promise to appropriate authorizations in the Chips and Science Act to further energize innovation in clean energy and other critical technologies.

May 22, 2023

Energizing Innovation in Fiscal Year 2024

The FY 2024 budget request, if met, could maintain bipartisan momentum for clean energy innovation. Congress should support that innovation to foster domestic clean energy industries that can compete globally, minimize foreign dependencies, and address climate change.

March 22, 2023

Comments to the DOE Office of Clean Energy Demonstration Regarding Demand-Side Support for Clean Energy Technologies

Demand-side support measures such as direct procurement, advanced market commitments, and guaranteed price floors can advance DOE’s mission by providing a predictable commercial market for clean energy technologies.

March 8, 2023

An Unenergized America: A Midterm Assessment of U.S. Energy Funding

The FY 2023 omnibus bill increased the Energy Department’s budget by $1.4 billion. Along with provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act, the future of clean energy innovation should be bright. But a closer look reveals notable funding gaps.

December 1, 2022

Missing in Action: Clean Energy RD&D for the Building Sector

The building sector is being left out in the cold when it comes to clean energy innovation. It’s long past time for Congress and the administration to rectify this by taking bold action to accelerate energy innovation for buildings.

September 12, 2022

Climate Innovation Policy From Glasgow to Pittsburgh

In September, ministers will gather in Pittsburgh to consider how their governments should respond to the energy and climate innovation imperative. Building on Glasgow, the meeting should strive to fill critical gaps in areas such as capital-intensive demonstration projects and innovation-friendly trade in carbon-intensive goods.

August 22, 2022

Closing the Gap: Priorities for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building RD&D Portfolio

The building sector is not on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Federal RD&D investments have been disproportionately low, while national strategies that address the key hurdles of decarbonizing the building sector have been lacking.

August 19, 2022

Comments to the Department of Energy on Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics

Although vehicle-integrated photovoltaic (VIPV) and vehicle-added photovoltaic (VAPV) strategies could in principle complement policies that impact the transportation sector and have climate benefits, the likelihood of breakthroughs that significantly improve upon current VIPV and VAPV products is low.

May 20, 2022

Filling the Gaps in Federal Clean Energy RD&D Investment in FY 2023 and Beyond

In the Annual Energy Outlook 2022, the Energy Information Administration forecasts that if current policy and technology trends continue, U.S. energy-related emissions would decline only 2 percent from 2021 to 2050. The message is clear: To leap from a 2 percent decline to a 100 percent decline in GHG emissions, the United States must continue to encourage and support continued innovation in energy.

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Recent Events and Presentations

May 30, 2023

Further Energizing Innovation: Assessing the Federal Energy RD&D Budget for FY24 and Beyond

Watch the Center for Clean Energy Innovation’s release event covering their annual report on the federal energy RD&D budget; discussion by expert panel covering how the funding aligns with these key priorities.

November 16, 2022

Follow the Money: Tracking Federal Climate Innovation Funding

Hoyu Chong speaks with EDF on the launch of their new visualization tool and panel discussion focused on navigating federal investments for climate solutions.

October 27, 2022

Mission Critical: Accelerating Innovation at COP 27

Watch thought leaders from ITIF, IIT-Delhi School of Public Policy, and the Climate Policy Lab at The Fletcher School, Tufts University share their visions for a successful COP for innovation, building off the September 12th forum published in Nature Energy.

May 17, 2022

Further Energizing Innovation: Federal Energy RD&D in FY23 and Beyond

ITIF hosted a panel to release the Center for Clean Energy Innovation’s annual report on the federal energy RD&D budget and an expert panel discussion of key priorities.

January 13, 2022

Rejuvenating Global Energy Innovation to Deliver on Glasgow

ITIF's Center for Clean Energy Innovation hosted a discussion of the health of the global clean energy innovation system, why continuous investments in the system matter, and what a healthy system should look like.

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