Accelerating energy innovation by manufacturers in America would boost economic growth and global competitiveness, while addressing key national security and environmental goals. But market failures lead to gaps in the private sector’s response to this imperative. That’s where the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing USA innovation institutes come in.
Publications: David M. Hart
April 30, 2018
Today’s grid-scale battery market is dominated by a single family of technologies. But as ITIF’s David Hart and MIT’s William Bonvillian write for The Hill, long term clean energy innovation will require a diverse array of alternative energy storage technologies.
April 23, 2018
Congress should continue on the path toward doubling federal energy RD&D funding, which would fulfill a commitment the United States made along with 19 other countries to accelerate the global transition to cleaner, more affordable, more reliable energy.
April 13, 2018
As Congress considers the next budget, ITIF’s David Hart and Colin Cunliff write for Utility Dive that it should reject cuts to spending on energy research, development and demonstration.
April 2, 2018
ITIF submitted comments in response to the Trump administration’s request for comment on the development of a new National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. ITIF commends the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Trump administration for doing so because manufacturing matters immensely to the U.S. economy. Manufacturing remains a key provider of high-wage jobs and supports a significant number of jobs in downstream industries.
February 6, 2018
Governor Cuomo's battery plan is pointed in the right direction. But as David Hart writes for the Syracuse Post-Standard, it won't get near the finish line without help from Washington to constrain China.
December 20, 2017
DOE invests about $14 billion per year in its 17 national research laboratories. That is a lot of money, and it supports many brilliant minds, but too often the ideas these investments lead to, and the skills that they nurture, are trapped inside the fence line of the labs.
December 20, 2017
Most private investors don’t have the deep pockets and patience to wait for clean, cheap energy technologies to mature. We need smart public policy to solve the problem.
November 15, 2017
The Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) more effectively generates new ideas that are useful to energy innovators than its older brethren in the federal R&D establishment, and it bridges the gap between research and use in ways that these other agencies simply do not.
October 26, 2017
When it comes to wind energy, some in Nebraska say “not in my backyard” (also known as NIMBY). But state decisionmakers should also consider those who welcome wind energy with a “please in my backyard” (or PIMBY) approach.