Megan Nicholson is a Policy Analyst with ITIF’s Center for Clean Energy Innovation (CCEI). She specializes in clean energy policy, the federal energy budget, the role of the Department of Defense in the energy innovation ecosystem, and international environmental policy. She also manages CCEI’s Energy Innovation Tracker, a public database of federal investments in energy innovation down to the project level, which is widely used as an analytical resource by policymakers, think tanks, and academics. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, Forbes, Politico and MIT Technology Review, among others. Prior to joining ITIF, Megan interned with the World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility, where she assisted with the research and writing of a publication on the organization's 20-year contribution to eliminating barriers to energy efficiency investment in developing countries. She graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies.
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.