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Clean and Competitive: Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturing Leadership in the Global-Low Carbon Economy

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently published insight co-authored by Peter Fox-Penner, Professor of Practice. Peter’s study focuses on the goal of rebuilding the nation’s manufacturing sector and the uncertainty around climate change and policies to balance these two issues.

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Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently published insight co-authored by Peter Fox-Penner, Professor of Practice. Peter’s study focuses on the goal of rebuilding the nation’s manufacturing sector and the uncertainty around climate change and policies to balance these two issues. The authors explore the ways stakeholders and industries can work together to integrate a successful manufacturing and climate strategy.

“This moment of challenge is also a moment of opportunity. History teaches that transformations in the core technologies and business models of major industries can radically alter the international competitive positions of companies, regions, and nations.”

The authors argue that by adopting an integrated strategy that features policies targeting specific industries that have high potential for both emissions reduction and high-quality job growth, the United States can advance its global leadership, resulting in a stronger economy and manufacturing sector while also making progress in addressing climate change.

Dr. Fox-Penner is Founder and Director of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy and Professor of Practice at the Questrom School of Business, where he co-directs the Impact Measurement and Allocation Program (IMAP) on sustainable finance, sustainable energy and electric power. In addition, he is a Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of Energy Impact Partners, one of the largest dedicated clean energy private equity fund groups in the world and an academic advisor to The Brattle Group. He is on the global leadership council of the World Resources Institute and on the advisory boards of Mobility Impact Partners, the National Regulatory Research Institute’s Training Initiative, and PEACE. He is also affiliated with the Energy Futures Initiative. He formerly served as a senior official at the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.