Matt Hourihan

Matt Hourihan
Clean Energy Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Matt Hourihan is a Clean Energy Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Prior to joining ITIF, he served as Jan Schori Fellow at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a coalition of energy firms and utilities working to engage policymakers for market-based solutions to sustainable energy development and climate change. While at the Council, Mr. Hourihan monitored the development of state and regional energy and carbon programs, in addition to supporting the organization’s federal policy work.

As a graduate student, he interned with the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Center for Science, Technology, and Congress, where he focused on climate change legislation, energy technology, patent reform, and other science and technology-related issues. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Hourihan spent five years as a cause communications professional and journalist. This included two years in support of organizing and electoral campaigns at SEIU, and two years developing and implementing strategic outreach and media relations at the Ocean Conservancy. He holds a Master of Public Policy with a focus on science & technology policy from George Mason University, and a B.A. in journalism from Ithaca College.

Recent Events

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.

March 31, 2011

Members of Congress, senior leaders from the Department of Defense and leading thinkers in the private and NGO sectors discuss energy innovation at DOD.

Recent Publications

November 23, 2011

A brief update on energy innovation activities within the Department of Defense.

November 10, 2011

Rather than debating clean energy innovation versus deployment, we should be finding ways that deployment can serve innovation.

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.

September 16, 2011

Thomas Friedman’s ongoing love of carbon prices leaves him with an innovation blind spot.

September 1, 2011

The bankruptcy of solar firm Solyndra offers an important lesson about failure in innovation.

August 19, 2011

ITIF argues for trade-focused policies to boost domestic competitiveness in the clean economy.