While the renewables build-out is far from over, energy storage is poised to surf this bipartisan wave of support in the 2020s. A national energy-storage initiative would make the most of this enthusiasm by aligning all federal agencies around aggressive, but achievable goals in collaboration with the private sector, academia, and states and localities.
Publications: David M. Hart
January 22, 2020
January 8, 2020
Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have released a framework for legislation that sets the bold goal of transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050, taking a much-needed comprehensive approach to all sources of emissions within the committee’s jurisdiction. It is imperative that Congress now take additional steps to accelerate innovation in new clean energy technologies.
December 21, 2019
The time has come to break this unhealthy cycle. Rep. Tom Reed, who represents New York’s 23rd Congressional District, has proposed an Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act that points the way.
December 2, 2019
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.
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.