Our policy goals:
- Reducing global emissions and growing the U.S. economy
- Enacting policy that builds off historically successful approaches and includes an all of the above approach to affordable clean energy — the principal reason the U.S. has been able to reduce carbon emissions more than any other country.
- Affordably reducing domestic emissions in a manner that can be leveraged globally.By keeping these goals in mind, U.S. leaders will enact policy that reduces energy costs for Americans and U.S. business and increases all possible technological options available to avoid, reduce, capture and sequester greenhouse gases. As a result, locally appropriate solutions can be implemented quickly not just in the U.S., but globally.
By keeping these goals in mind, U.S. leaders will enact policy that reduces energy costs for Americans and U.S. business and increases all possible technological options available to avoid, reduce, capture and sequester greenhouse gases. As a result, locally appropriate solutions can be implemented quickly not just in the U.S., but globally.
Policy areas we prioritize:
federal investment | research & development | public private partnership
Continued innovation will not only develop the next generation of technologies needed to rapidly reduce, capture, and store greenhouse gas emissions but also continue to grow a clean energy economy that already supports 3 million clean energy jobs. Federal investment in research and development can bring new technologies to the market in greater numbers and allow America to lead the world in emissions reductions.
streamlining regulations | reducing cost | permitting reform | infrastructure
Deployment of new technologies and infrastructure is critical to continued reduction of greenhouse gas emissions which have declined in large part due to reduced cost of natural gas and increasingly lower cost development of renewable resources. Renewable generation sources were responsible for 20 percent of power generated in 2020, up from 10 percent in 2010. Building upon this success requires a reduction in the barriers to access resources, build energy infrastructure and deploy new clean energy technologies. Eliminating unnecessary regulations and reducing costs while maintaining environmental integrity will ensure the best possible technologies come more readily to market.
voluntary disclosure | carbon offsets | carbon accounting | life-cycle emissions | market growth | consumer awareness | global trade
Voluntary carbon accounting and disclosure programs serve to benchmark emissions and reductions over time. You cannot manage what you do not measure. Creating reliable metrics and measurements allow for better-informed voluntary markets to develop that will lead to smart investments and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
critical minerals | mining | agriculture | forests
Natural resource management provides the opportunity to sequester greenhouse gases as well as produce materials critical to the adoption of clean energy technology. Natural solutions that leverage existing farm and forest resources can make the most of managed land by sequestering carbon dioxide, and often cut carbon at a comparatively lower cost than is possible in other sectors of the economy. Natural resources that are domestically produced, including critical minerals, provide national, economic and energy security as deployment of technology such as batteries, electric vehicles and solar panels continues to grow. Responsible domestic extraction can lay the groundwork for future energy innovation, create new jobs, and reduced reliance on foreign resources.