Energy & Climate

Energy-related issues.

ITIF Launches Center for Clean Energy Innovation

ITIF's new affiliate research center seeks to better educate state, national and international policymakers regarding the importance of energy innovation in addressing climate change.

Funding for the Department of Energy's breakthrough energy technology program, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has been consistently below recommended levels since the agency's creation.

Funding for the Department of Energy's breakthrough energy technology program, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), has been consistently below recommended levels since the agency's creation. vAppropriations for FY2013 and FY2014 are $265 million and $280 million, respectively, which does not even amount to 30 percent of the $1 billion initially proposed by the National Academies of Science and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Read more »

ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

February 24, 2014 (All day) - February 26, 2014 (All day)
Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor
MD
20745

ITIF is serving as a supporting partner for the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. It is the premier event dedicated to transformative energy solutions. The Summit brings together academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move new technologies into the marketplace. Use the discount code "ITIF", when registering. Read more »

Are Subsidies the Answer to Energy Sector Tax Reform?

Breaking Energy
Tax incentives can play a critical role in supporting energy innovation, but only if they are focused on supporting next generation technology development, says Matthew Stepp.

Simplifying the Energy Tax Code

February 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Matthew Stepp participated in an online discussion on reforming energy taxes, hosted by OurEnergyPolicy.org. Stepp argued that supporting emerging clean energy technologies and energy innovation in general needs to be a central focus of any reform package.

New U.S. 'Climate Hubs' to Provide Data to Farmers

Science
Matthew Stepp argues the new hubs are a great first step but more investment is needed to improve climate observation and adaptation.

Clean technologies aren't eligible for the same "Master Limited Partnerships" tax benefits as shale natural gas and oil.

The current energy superstars, shale natural gas and oil, have leveraged master limited partnerships (MLP) totaling $113 billion since 2007 to forgo paying any corporate taxes. Clean technologies aren't eligible for such tax benefits.  Read more »

Senator Coons Unveils Bill to Modernize National Labs and Spur Innovation

January 30, 2014
Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of the America INNOVATES Act on the floor of the U.S. Senate Jan. 29

Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) announced the introduction of the America INNOVATES Act on the floor of the U.S. Senate Jan. 29. The legislation is based, in part, on the June 2013 report Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Center for American Progress, and the Heritage Foundation.

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#EnergyChat: Unraveling the President's State of the Union Address

January 29, 2014
Matthew Stepp, and Megan Nicholson discuss the implications of the President's State of the Union address on U.S. climate and energy policy in an #EnergyChat with the Energy Collective.

Matthew Stepp, and Megan Nicholson discuss the implications of the President's State of the Union address on U.S. climate and energy policy in an #EnergyChat with the Energy Collective.

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