With the rise of Asia’s ‘clean energy tigers,’ continued uncertainty on the direction of climate policy at both the domestic and international level, recent coal and oil safety disasters, and the high cost of energy to the U.S. military, energy technology innovation is increasingly a definitive bi-partisan priority. And amongst both liberals and conservatives a consensus is developing that some of the most pressing imperatives of our time – economic, public health, safety, security, and environmental – all require new national investments in energy technology.
With support on both the left on the right, the question is no longer “Why?” but “How?” On December 15, a group of America’s leading policy think tanks will host a day-long conference in Washington, D.C. welcoming those willing to ask hard questions about how energy technology funding should be spent; which institutions should be involved; how the program should be organized, disciplined, and evaluated; and how both parties can support policies to boost public and private energy innovation investment. Please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, the Breakthrough Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, Third Way, Securing America’s Future Energy, Clean Air Task Force, and the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes on December 15.
This event will include a talk by Dave Douglas introducing EIT.
Register for the event here