Don’t Get Ahead of Yourself: The U.S. Needs a Comprehensive Long Term National Energy Plan

Matthew Stepp November 29, 2010
November 29, 2010

In a previous post, ITIF Research Analyst Matthew Stepp critiqued the Coalition for Green Capital/Center for American Progress comprehensive energy proposal titled Cutting the Cost of Clean Energy. He made two key arguments. First, the U.S. does not have all the clean technology it needs and simply creating a market for already mature technology through deployment and financing measures is not a long term solution to making clean energy cheap enough for widespread adoption. Second, any comprehensive, national energy plan must include policy support at all stages of innovation, not just deployment, if we are to benefit from affordable, unsubsidized clean technologies. The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) has responded...