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National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium

ESS will be sponsoring and speaking at National Clean Energy Week’s Policy Makers Symposium. On Tuesday September 21 from 2:30 – 3:30 ESS’ CEO, Eric Dresselhuys will represent energy storage along with representatives from the solar, wind, hydrogren, and others on the afternoon panel: Policies Needed to Make Breakthrough Innovations Possible.

From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, American innovation has reshaped the world. This is in large part thanks to two core features of our innovation landscape: a hands-off regulatory approach that doesn’t require permission to build the future, and a market- oriented approach focuses on complementary roles for the private sector, federal and state government, academia, and philanthropy. Important legislation was passed at the end of 2020 to move the needle on technological innovation, with the Energy Act of 2020 authorizing $34 billion for clean energy research, development, and related programs over the next five years. Yet continued investment is needed to maintain American leadership in innovation for clean energy technologies and ensure energy security during the transition to a low-carbon future. Panelists will focus on policies to incentivize clean energy innovation, and how federal policymakers can build on the significant progress made to further support cutting-edge research and development.