Clean Energy Innovation is a Worthy Investment

Fellow Daniel Shawhan discusses the merits of investing in clean energy innovation in an op-ed for The Hill.

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May 20, 2021

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"...These benefits could easily go unrealized, since many advanced energy technologies are currently not cost-competitive. Helping them become competitive depends, at least for the moment, on Congress providing the appropriations authorized for them in the Energy Act of 2020. Doing so could be a game changer, at least for the five technologies my colleagues and I have studied. Our rigorous research for Resources for the Future recently found that this additional RD&D funding would increase the estimated likelihood of future cost-competitiveness for each technology by an average of 20 percentage points."

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