On Making Innovation the Default Energy and Climate Policy Choice

September 21, 2011

The current climate and energy debate is marred by failed past policy approaches and ideologies. To move forward, advocates must make innovation the driving goal of their default energy and climate policy choices. In doing so, the policy debate would become a more cohesive discussion on what correct, targeted long-term public investments should be made; whether our deployment policies are correctly aligned with our technology development policies, and whether there is synergy among our energy policies that creates a competitive U.S. energy market without long-term policy support.