Clean Energy Group

Moving Climate Innovation into the 21st Century: Emerging Lessons from other Sectors and Options for a New Climate Innovation Initiative

Based on lessons learned from nine case studies of existing international public- and private-sector technology and market development collaborations, the paper presents core principles and three options for a climate innovation initiative.

Innovation to Infrastructure: Clean Energy without Cap and Trade

This report recommends several novel energy strategies to advance emerging clean energy technologies that do not require major new federal legislation or more federal funding.

Accelerating Climate Technologies: Innovative Market Strategies to Overcome Barriers to Scale-Up

This report shows that successful climate technology innovation may come from where we least expect it – not from the private sector alone or from developed countries – but from emerging markets in developing economies.

Federal Climate and Energy Legislation and the States: Legislative Principles and Recommendations for a New Clean Energy Federalism

In this new report, Clean Energy Group recommends that Congress establish a new “Clean Energy Federalism” to expand the historic role of states to fund and deploy clean energy projects, create jobs, and grow the clean energy sector.

Climate Crash Course for Copenhagen: The Six Simple Reasons Why We Need Global Technology Collaboration

This brief 8-page document addresses the “why” of international technology collaboration — the basic reasons why global technology policies – for product development — beyond cap and trade are needed for stabilization.

International Climate Technology Innovation Initiative: Structure and Strategy: A Proposal for a Copenhagen Agreement “Technology Track”

This report makes recommendations for how an international technology collaboration could be structured.

Climate Technology Innovation: Picking Winners- Some Thoughts to Consider

This paper sets out some countervailing arguments that governments and other donors should not be in the business of picking winners. The authors argue that technology-based policy and incentives are needed to address long term climate stabilization.

Climate Technology Innovation: A New Global Strategy and Structure

This report outlines a new approach to the climate innovation process.

New Performance-based Standards for Standby Power: Reexamining Policies to Address Changing Power Needs

This paper notes that the advances in technology, the increase and changing needs for standby generation, and environmental concerns suggests a new look at standby generation codes and standards.

Consultative Group on Climate Innovation: A Proposed Complementary Technology Track for the Post-2012 Period

This paper proposes a specific structure for a new “distributed innovation” approach to climate technology, building and expanding on the earlier recommendations of the UN Foundation and the Club of Madrid.