24 Oct '13, 3pm

Innovation .vs. Deployment: A Controversy Where There Is None. @alannogee @richardcaperton @Adam_S_James

Innovation .vs. Deployment: A Controversy Where There Is None. @alannogee @richardcaperton @Adam_S_James

Perhaps most frustrating about the report is that ITIF calls for emphasizing the “five phases of the innovation ecosystem” that include research, development, demonstration, market formation, and deployment, while ignoring that many renewable energy technologies are already in the 4th and 5th steps of that process. And perhaps more importantly, it’s very important to ask, does the innovation process they describe always have to occur in this sequence? Can’t energy companies innovate and create new technologies as they deploy current technologies? Isn’t that how the private sector drives innovation? As Hal Harvey, CEO of Energy Innovation LLC puts it, “The authors of this report have created an artificial distinction between research and deployment when experience shows that they are inextricably bound together.” There is no doubt, as ITIF's report echos, that there needs t...

Full article: http://acore.org/posts/4002-innovation-vs-deployment-blog...

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