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Webinar: Clean Energy Innovation: How Beneficial is Government Funding?

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Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:00

Friday, July 30, 12:00 p.m. Webinar: Clean Energy Innovation: How Beneficial is Government Funding? Kathryne Cleary, Resources for the Future; Christoph Funke, Resources for the Future; Kelly Sims Gallagher, Tufts University; Spencer Nelson, ClearPath; Daniel Shawhan, Resources for the Future; Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future (moderator). Sponsored by Resources for the Future. Register here.

Research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) of new and improved advanced energy technologies can greatly reduce the cost of decarbonizing the economy in the United States and globally. There is bipartisan support for federal policy to support such clean energy innovation—particularly under the auspices of the Energy Act of 2020, a multibillion-dollar piece of legislation that passed at the end of 2020.

Please join Resources for the Future (RFF) this Friday, July 30, for a conversation on the effects of government support for advanced energy technology RD&D. The event will begin with an overview of the findings from a recent set of reports led by RFF Fellow Daniel Shawhan, which estimate the consumer, health, and climate benefits and costs that would result from increased spending for advanced nuclear, geothermal, storage, carbon capture and sequestration, and direct air capture. The event will then feature a panel discussion on the effects of clean energy RD&D funding, improving the estimation of those effects, and prospects for future funding.

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