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Jeffrey Marqusee

Jeffrey Marqusee

Senior Research Adviser

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. Marqusee is a nationally known expert in environmental and energy science and technology with more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in research, technology development, and policy aimed at making DOD a more sustainable and effective organization. At DOD, he led the departmentwide science and technology investments in the environment and facility energy. His expertise spans climate adaptation, resiliency, energy, and sustainable buildings, with a focus on innovations to improve DOD’s environmental and energy performance, reduce its costs, and enhance its mission capabilities. He has a Ph.D. from MIT in Physical Chemistry and currently serves as a senior research adviser for DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Recent Publications

July 21, 2023

House Republican Opposition to DOD Clean Energy Technology Is Misguided

A group of House members, including defense appropriators, have questioned Pentagon spending on energy technology seen as “green,” including EVs, solar photovoltaics, and energy storage technology. But DOD is electrifying the battlefield not to be green, but to improve combat performance, which increasingly turns on technology that runs on electricity.

July 31, 2019

Clean Power From the Pentagon

In an article for Issues in Science and Technology, Dorothy Robyn and Jeffrey Marqusee explain how the Department of Defense’s research and innovation system is well-suited to advancing clean energy technologies in both the military and civilian sectors.

March 19, 2019

How to Reap the Dividend From Defense’s Clean Energy Investment

As Dorothy Robyn and Jeffrey Marqusee write for RealClearEnergy, many key technologies for the civilian energy sector could be advanced if the Department of Defense and Department of Energy collaborated more effectively.

March 5, 2019

The Clean Energy Dividend: Military Investment in Energy Technology and What It Means for Civilian Energy Innovation

The Defense Department will invest $1.6 billion this year in research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) that is directly related to energy. This report recommends how to leverage those investments for civilian energy innovation without compromising their military value.

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Recent Events and Presentations

March 5, 2019

Taking the Fight to Clean Energy: What the Military’s Investment in Energy Innovation for the Warfighter Means for the Rest of Us

ITIF released a comprehensive report on DOD’s energy innovation effort and hosted an expert panel discussion on its relevance to the fight to reduce carbon emissions, including ways civilian agencies might better leverage DOD’s investments.

December 13, 2016

Clean Energy Innovation: Seeking a Path Forward Under the Trump Administration

Join ITIF for a discussion abut the future of federal clean energy innovation policy and the release of a new report on energy innovation priorities.

December 15, 2010

Energy Innovation 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.

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