**RESCHEDULED DATE ANNOUNCED** We Made Solar and Wind Cheap. Now What? - An Online Convening
A Webinar Presented by the Breakthrough Institute
June 12, 2020
11AM PT / 2PM ET
45 min presentation and discussion
We're pleased to announce that our previously postponed webinar, 'We Made Solar Cheap, Now What?' has been rescheduled to Friday, June 12. Please re-register using the link below. We do hope you'll be able to attend.
The federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC), along with a slate of other policies and investments, have pushed the price of solar and wind down dramatically over the last decade. But even after years of claims of “subsidy independence,” the solar and wind industries and major climate advocacy organizations continue to lobby for extending the ITC/PTC. Meanwhile, experts have emphasized the declining marginal value of these intermittent technologies, the lack of sufficient transmission and storage capabilities, and the need for substantial firm, low-carbon capacity. Looming over all of this are the dramatic and unpredictable impacts the COVID-19 crisis might have on the power sector and on US energy policy. In this webinar, we’ll hear different perspectives on the role of deployment policy and how existing solar and wind technologies fit into pathways towards deep decarbonization.
This webinar is organized by the Breakthrough Institute, an environmental research center that co-authored the report. The Breakthrough Institute identifies technological solutions to environmental problems like climate change, and believes that economic prosperity — especially the kind being disrupted by the pandemic — is a precondition to environmental stewardship and sustainability.