Energy & Climate

Energy-related issues.

Bridging the Valley of Death: Successfully Moving Energy Breakthroughs from Lab to Market

December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
121 Cannon House Office Building
C Street SE
Washington
DC
20003

A major challenge in bringing down the cost of clean energy technologies is bridging the so-called “valley of death”—the state of technology development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may hold tremendous potential impact. Read more »

The Problems and Promise of Global Clean Tech Trade

November 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
B-318
Washington
DC
20515

Fair and unfettered global trade is a cornerstone of an affordable, competitive, and innovative low-carbon energy sector. Namely, the growing clean tech industry requires large global markets to sell more products, scale manufacturing, and reinvest more revenue back into next-generation technologies. Read more »

CCEI Praises Introduction of “Micro Lab” Legislation

Aiming for Agreement, GOP May Turn to What's Cooking in the Lab

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The reauthorization of the COMPETES Act could be one of the main bills on the Republican agenda, says Matthew Stepp.

The Problems and Promise of Global Clean Tech Trade

EU’s Climate Strategy Stuck in the Past

November 13, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Considering the gridlock around climate policies in many countries around the world, any agreement seems laudable, but in reality the new EU climate strategy continues to follow an ageing, failing climate policy paradigm that depends entirely on setting carbon targets and prices, but fails to accelerate clean energy innovation.

CCEI Commends U.S.-China Climate and Innovation Agreement

How the DOE's Better Buildings Challenge is Pushing Deep Decarbonization

November 10, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

On paper, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge is rather modest. Gently push U.S. industrial and commercial building owners to commit to cutting energy consumption 20 percent or more over 10 years — a very small drop in the global carbon bucket. But the program is turning out to be much more transformative, by driving building owners to reach for deep decarbonization goals rather than just the low-hanging fruit.

Slow Climate Change or End Energy Poverty? Let's Do Both.

November 7, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The goal of curbing global greenhouse gas emissions can sometimes appear at odds with efforts to expand electricity access to the 1.3 billion around the world without it. But it is feasible to make progress on both fronts if policymakers properly address energy innovation as part of a global climate strategy.

Next-Generation R&D Partnerships: The NCATS Success Story

October 29, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
2168
Washington
DC
20515

A major challenge for federally funded research and technology is bridging the so-called "valley of death" - a state of development where many promising discoveries die because they are not sufficiently advanced to attract private sector partners or venture funding even though they may have tremendous potential impact. Read more »

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