Hoyu Chong is 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.
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.
Further Energizing Innovation in Fiscal Year 2023
The FY 2023 budget request signals America’s commitment to sustaining bipartisan momentum for clean energy innovation. Congress should seize this opportunity to accelerate domestic clean energy industries and shape the U.S. response to climate change.
Stark Choice: Rejuvenate Global Energy Innovation or Fail to Meet Climate Goals
At last year’s Glasgow Climate Conference, countries pledged to increase public and private finance, set common targets under the Breakthrough Agenda, and accelerate electric vehicle deployment, among many other goals.
Mission Critical: The Global Energy Innovation System Is Not Thriving
Accelerating clean energy innovation is critical to avert the worst effects of climate change, but the global energy innovation system is in poor health, with weaknesses across most indicators. Nations must rectify these weaknesses to deliver on the promises world leaders made at COP26.
Wheezing Toward Glasgow: The Parlous Health of the Global Clean Energy Innovation System
Technological innovation is essential for fighting climate change, but the global clean energy innovation system is not healthy enough to drive it as quickly as it is needed.
Recent Events and Presentations
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.