This free webcast will be broadcast live on Live on May 23, 11:30AM ET /
8:30AM PT. Federal clean tech funding is poised to decline 75 percent by 2014
compared to 2009, according to a recent report from a diverse group of think
tanks titled “Beyond Boom and Bust: Putting Clean Tech on a Path to Subsidy
Independence”. The coming expiration of many policies and subsidies has raised
concerns that the clean tech sector, and the pace of energy innovation in the
U.S., may experience a collapse, much as it has in past years when funding
similarly dried up
Can clean tech survive without subsidies? How can we structure support for
renewable energy to avoid these boom-and-bust cycles?
Join The Energy Collective and a panel of the report’s authors and industry
leaders as they ask:
- How severely will the end of subsidies affect the growth
of clean energy technology?
- Which will feel the most impact among the wind,
solar, nuclear, biofuel, and electric vehicle sectors?
- Can the industry
sustain itself without funding support from the government? Do more sustainable
policy solutions exist?
Letha Tawney is a Senior Associate in the World Resources Institute’s
Climate and Energy Program, leading the Two Degrees of Innovation platform.
Letha’s work focuses on the need to build a robust, dynamic innovation system
for clean energy where great ideas can rapidly emerge and spread globally.
Joseph Desmond is Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and
Communications for BrightSource Energy. Desmond has also served as Executive
Vice President and Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer at Ice
Energy, Inc. and Senior Vice President of External Affairs at NorthernStar
Alex Trembath s a Policy Associate in the Energy and Climate Program at the
Breakthrough Institute. Trembath’s research has been published by the
Breakthrough Institute, Americans for Energy Leadership, the Information
Technology and Innovation Foundation, Forbes, and the Huffington Post.
Gunther is a veteran journalist, speaker, writer and consultant whose focus is
business and sustainability. Marc is a contributing editor at FORTUNE magazine,
a senior writer at Greenbiz.com, and a lead blogger at The Energy Collective.
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