Tax incentives can play an important role in accelerating the innovations needed for a low-carbon future, but only if the incentives reward innovators rather than support well-entrenched incumbents.
Publications: David M. Hart
November 27, 2019
Mission Innovation—a commitment by the world’s major powers to accelerate innovation in emissions-cutting technologies—has been virtually forgotten. Worse, its signatories are not living up to its terms.
November 26, 2019
There’s no point in an EV plan that’s so aggressive it can’t be implemented even under the most auspicious economic circumstances. Nor is there a point in advancing an EV plan that wouldn’t yield significant climate benefits.
November 22, 2019
Responding to a request for input from the House Select Committee, ITIF outlined a detailed set of principles and recommendations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating clean energy innovation.
October 11, 2019
Comments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Committee’s Plan to Achieve a 100 Percent Clean Economy by 2050
Responding to a request for input from the House Energy & Commerce Committee, ITIF outlined seven broad principles to underpin comprehensive climate policy; six strategic recommendations to support, encourage, and induce clean energy innovation; and a number of specific ideas to decarbonize the most challenging sectors of the economy.
August 26, 2019
The Global Energy Innovation Index: National Contributions to the Global Clean Energy Innovation System
Since 2015, 24 nations and the EU have joined “Mission Innovation,” pledging to double public investments in energy RD&D and collaborate on key innovation challenges. This report seeks to provide accountability for these commitments and lay the foundation for more ambitious measures.
July 25, 2019
Testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on the State of Energy Innovation in America
Why rapid innovation across a wide range of energy goods and services is vital to achieving national goals for economic prosperity and environmental sustainability—and what government should do to accelerate progress and seize the opportunity.
July 3, 2019
The two tools are complementary, like a saw and sandpaper. One leads taxpayers to shave their energy use. The other drives innovation in promising clean energy technologies.
June 26, 2019
It was my great pleasure in late May to welcome an interdisciplinary group of 18 early career researchers of energy innovation policy and management for a week of intensive discussion with one anot
June 17, 2019
As David Hart writes for InsideSources, any serious climate plan should leverage American strengths to enable global action, cover all sectors that produce emission, embrace a broad and growing portfolio of potential solutions, and be built to last.