Dr. Colin Cunliff is a senior policy analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He previously worked at the US Department of Energy Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, with a portfolio focused on energy sector resilience and emissions mitigation. Prior to that, he was the American Institute of Physics/American Association for the Advancement of Science (AIP/AAAS) Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein, where he served as a staff science adviser on energy, climate, and transportation. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Clean energy innovation is central to the fight against climate change. The dramatic success in lowering the costs of solar panels and wind turbines in the past decade must be replicated across a wide range of other energy technologies.