Hamilton Project – Powering a Clean Energy Future
The passage of historic climate legislation—both the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act—is accelerating an electricity and broader energy transition. But without upgrading infrastructure and systems and investing in innovation, progress could stall or even stall out. Moving to a carbon-neutral future will require simultaneous gains in innovation and structural capacity.
On Thursday, April 27, 2023, The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will convene leaders and experts to examine the future of clean energy innovation and deployment. The forum will begin with welcoming remarks from Doerr School Dean Arun Majumdar and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin. The event will feature a fireside chat between Tom Steyer of Galvanize Climate Solutions and Dean Majumdar.
It will also include two panel discussions featuring Inês Azevedo (Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability), Jason Furman (Harvard University), Mark Gallogly (Three Cairns Group), Catherine Hausman (University of Michigan), Heather O’Neill (Advanced Energy United), Carla Peterman (PG&E), and Michael Wara (Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability).
The event will coincide with the release of a set of economic facts on significant but surmountable barriers to making the clean energy transition as well as a policy proposal that lays out the rationale for substantially increasing federal spending on clean energy R&D and attendant guiding principles for how the money should be deployed.