Matthew Stepp

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Senior Policy Analyst
    • Organization:ITIF
    • Area of Expertise:Energy Innovation Policy

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Energy Innovation Policy
      Summary of expertise:
      Matthew Stepp is a senior analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) specializing in climate change and clean energy policy. His research interests include clean energy technology development, climate science policy, transportation policy, and the role of innovation in economic growth.

      His work to-date has focused on crafting innovation-focused energy policies at the state and national level. This includes issues related to the federal budget, tax reforms related to R&D and energy, and institutional reform policy at the Department of Energy and the National Laboratories. Stepp is a featured contributor at, the Consumer Energy Report, EarthTechling, The Energy Collective, and ITIF's Innovation Files.

      Before joining ITIF, he served as a fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, a think tank located in Oakland, California, focused on climate and energy policy issues. He worked on a report aimed at presenting an alternative strategy for building a US green economy through innovation-focused policies instead of the traditional approach of putting a price on carbon emissions.

      Stepp has received a B.S. in Meteorology from Millersville University and a M.S. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
      Blog/Web site:
      White paper/research:
      Green Mercantilism: Threat to the Clean Energy Economy

      An Innovation Carbon Price

      Ten Principles for Creating a New U.S. Clean Energy Policy

      Books/articles published:
      Better Clean Choices for America, Washington Post

      Three Warning Signs America is Losing the Global Clean Energy Race, Forbes

      Why You Don't Want an Electric Car...Yet, The Energy Collective

      Prior media experience:
      Quoted in the following publications: The Washington Post,, The National Journal, Politico, and E&E News.
      Educational background:
      M.S. in Science, Technology and Public Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Meteorology from Millersville University
      Energy Innovation Policy, Climate Change, Department of Energy, National Labs, R&D Policy and Energy Tax Reform

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