Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force (CATF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution and commercializing innovative clean energy technology. CATF’s technology innovation work focuses on building commercial scale demonstrations of fossil fuel electric carbon capture and storage (CCS) and enabling technologies in the United States, China and India; reforming U.S. national energy innovation policy; and facilitating business to business partnerships for development and deployment of large scale clean energy generation and storage technologies in the United States, India and China. Armond has co-led two studies of U.S. energy innovation policy with the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Innovation Policy for Climate Change (2009) and Four Policy Principles for Energy Innovation and Climate Change: A Synthesis (2010) and is lead author of “'NowGen': Getting Real about Coal Carbon Capture and Sequestration” (The Electricity Journal, 2009). He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University, and is a member of the Electric Power Research Institute’s Advisory Council.
ITIF and a panel of leading experts will discuss the roots of the Deployment Consensus, the reasons a “deployment-first” strategy will fail, and why innovation-driven energy policies are the solution.