Issues & Publications

Energy Innovation

Key Resources:

Article: “Winning Ohio’s Energy Future,” The Plain Dealer (Feb. 2011)
Article: “The Rise of Innovation Hawks,” National Journal (January 2011)
Article: “American Power in the Age of Innovation,” JHU SAIS Review (Nov 2010)
Article: “The Next Bipartisan Energy Agenda,” National Journal (October 2010)
Article: “Climate Movement at the Crossroads,” National Journal (September 2010)
Article: “Third Way for Energy and Climate Bill,” National Journal (June 2010)
Article: “A Bipartisan Strategy for Energy Leadership,” The Huffington Post (June 2010)
Article: “Obama Signals Need for New Energy Agenda,” The Huffington Post (June 2010)
Article: “Make Poverty History: Make Clean Energy Cheap,” Grist (Feb. 2010)
Article: “Remaking the Global Climate Framework,” The Stanford Daily (Feb. 2010)
Article: “To Make Clean Energy Cheaper, U.S. Needs Bold Research Push,” Yale Environment 360 (April 2009)
Article: “How Democrats Can Win the Climate Debate,” The Huffington Post (April 2009)
Report: “Fast, Clean, and Cheap: Cutting Global Warming’s Gordian Knot,” Harvard Law & Policy Review (Spring 2008)

Energy Education


The ReEnergyse Campaign was a national campaign to establish the country’s first comprehensive federal program for clean energy science and engineering education.
Key Resources:

Department of Energy RE-ENERGYSE Proposal Resources
Article: “Racing for Clean-tech Jobs: Why America Needs an Energy Education Strategy,” Forbes Energy Source (March 2010)
Article: “Educating the Energy Generation,” The Huffington Post (Feb. 2010)
Article: “Will America Lose the Clean Energy Race?” San Francisco Chronicle (July 2009)
Article: “An Energy Plan We Can Believe In,” San Francisco Chronicle (July 2008)
Article: “Realizing His Vision,” Baltimore Sun (PDF, July 2008)

Energy Competitiveness

Key Resources:

Article: “How America Can Lead the Clean Energy Race,” National Journal (August 2010)
Policy Brief: “The Power to Compete: Benchmarking the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act” (June 2010)
Article: “The Collapse of Competitiveness Policy,” The Huffington Post (May 2010)
Article: “A Critical Moment for Energy Leadership,” The Huffington Post (Feb. 2010)
Article: “Winning the Clean Energy Race: A New Strategy for American Leadership,” The Stanford Review (Nov. 2009)
Report: “Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant: Asian Nations Set to Dominate Clean Energy Race By Out-Investing the United States,” Breakthrough Institute & Information Technology and Innovation Foundation” (Nov. 2009)

Special Report: The Power to Compete

Power To Compete
A policy brief released by the Breakthrough Institute and Americans for Energy Leadership providing the first independent analysis of how the Kerry-Lieberman American Power Act would impact U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy industry, benchmarking its provisions against key policy components for technological innovation and industrial development in the low-carbon power and transportation sectors.
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Special Report: [Breakthrough Institute] Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant

Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant
“Rising Tigers, Sleeping Giant: Asian Nations Set to Dominate Clean Energy Race by Out-Investing the United States” is a large report released by the Breakthrough Institute and Information Technology and Innovation Foundation co-authored by American for Energy Leadership researchers. It is the first to comprehensively benchmark the competitive positions of the United States and key Asian challengers — China, Japan and South Korea — in the global clean energy race.

Special Report: [Breakthrough Institute] Case Studies in American Innovation

This report presents multiple historic case studies of American innovation, ranging from the rise of railroads and commercial flight to more recent developments in personal computing and the Internet. It also presents three shorter case studies spotlighting recent developments in energy technology and two international examples of public-sector support for clean energy development. Each example emphasizes the importance of government support to crucial technology Americans take for granted today and underlines the importance of government support in energy innovation.