Over 300 people, including representatives from business, government, academia and numerous advocacy groups, attended ITIF’s third annual Energy Innovation Conference on January 29. The event, which is quickly becoming one of the nation’s leading energy policy conferences, featured experts in solar, wind, nuclear power and energy storage discussing the government policies and technological innovations that are needed to lower cost, improve performance and expand use. In addition, a keynote address by Michael Schellenberger argued that government policies should focus on innovation and R&D investment as opposed to regulations and subsidies, and used the natural gas revolution as an example of the success of this strategy. The conference concluded with a spirited debate between Ted Nordhaus and Fred Krupp regarding the future course of global climate policy.
Here’s a list of all the essential links that recap the conference:
- The Energy Tracker Budget Builder
- The ITIF Photo Album
- Full Video of the Conference, Divided by Panel
- Rob Atkinson’s Presentation of “Logic Chain to an Effective Global Clean Energy Economy”
- Matthew Stepp’s Post for Ideas Lab on the Future of Climate Change