Energy & Climate

Energy-related issues.

Testimony to the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories

December 17, 2014
| Testimony and Filings

Matthew Stepp, Executive Director of ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation, provided testimony to the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories on methods for reforming the National Lab system to improve its innovation capabilities. The Commission was created by Congress to study the Department of Energy laboratory system and propose policy reforms to increase innovation and effectiveness from public investments in lab research. It was a created, in part, from a series of reports co-authored by Stepp titled, Turning the Page: Re-imagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy and Going Local: Connecting the National Labs to their Regions for Innovation and Growth.

ITIF Commends Department of Commerce for New Solar Energy Tariffs

ITIF’s Statement on the Lima Climate Change Negotiations

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 »

Addressing Energy Access and Climate Change

December 10, 2014
Megan Nicholson discussed global energy access, climate change and how better innovation policies can address both issues on TakePartLive, an interactive, nightly news show on Pivot.

Megan Nicholson discussed global energy access, climate change and how better innovation policies can address both issues on TakePartLive, an interactive, nightly news show on Pivot.

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

E&E News
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.

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