Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis: Reflections and Recommendations for the Clean Energy Transition

In this Report : The Biden Administration has made climate action and the clean energy transition national priorities.Galvanized by several federal Executive Orders (E.O.), including E.O. 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad; E.O. 14017, America’s Supply Chains; and E.O. 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability, America’s clean energy transition is underway. Climate and energy security remain at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy and national security and both the National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS) firmly establish energy resilience as key components of U.S. national security. Congress has also passed key pieces of legislation like the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the CHIPS and Science Act that have sent important signals to public institutions and private industry to pivot away from fossil fuels to create a new domestic clean energy system.

To better understand the dynamics of the clean energy transition and their relationship to energy security and national security, ASP developed the Innovating Out of the Climate Crisis series, which focused on five industry case studies in the energy ecosystem: electrification, hydrogen, carbon emissions, agricultural technology, and hard to abate energy sectors. Through a series of webinars and written publications, ASP identified challenges, opportunities, and potential policy and regulatory remedies that can help implement clean energy policies, foster innovation, and facilitate a durable clean energy transition.

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Author(s):Jessica Olcott Yllemo and Lindsay Iversen
Publisher(s):American Security Project
Place Published:Washington, D.C.
Date / Journal Vol. No.:25 April 2023