Full Title: FY 2020 Energy Innovation Funding: Congress Should Push the Pedal to the Metal
Author(s): COLIN CUNLIFF
Publisher(s): INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOUNDATION
Publication Date: April 1, 2019
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In recent years, Congress has shown remarkable leadership in energy innovation policy. Rejecting the Trump administration’s recommended cuts, lawmakers instead boosted funding for research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon capture, and basic energy sciences.1 They supported loan programs for first-of-a-kind projects, including an advanced nuclear plant and a clean methanol production facility. And they are currently debating a flurry of bills to create new programs to accelerate innovation in energy storage, atmospheric carbon removal, and advanced nuclear power.