WASHINGTON—Following the administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2022, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF Senior Fellow David M. Hart, director of ITIF’s clean energy innovation program:
The administration’s budget focuses attention on neglected priorities in clean energy innovation as well as providing a much-needed boost across the board. The budget funds demonstration projects across numerous technology areas, filling the weakest link in the innovation pipeline, and establishes a new Office of Clean Energy Demonstration to improve their management. It also directs greater investment in industrial decarbonization, carbon removal, and energy storage, which have been overlooked in prior budgets, and boosts ARPA-E to fill remaining gaps.
For more on this issue, see:
- Colin Cunliff and Linh Nguyen, “Energizing Innovation: Raising the Ambition for Federal Energy RD&D in Fiscal Year 2022,” ITIF, May 17, 2021.
- Robert Rozansky and David M. Hart, “More and Better: Building and Managing a Federal Energy Demonstration Project Portfolio,” ITIF, May 18, 2020.