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Obama’s former adviser says Silicon Valley giants must release their iron grip on everyone’s data

Business Insider
Jason Furman, a Harvard economist and former adviser to Barack Obama, says the UK must strengthen its competition rules to prevent damaging mergers like Facebook's acquisition of Instagram.

ACCF Joins 87 Groups in Support of ARPA-E

The ACCF joined more than 80 industry, academic, research, and environmental organizations in strong support of continued funding for ARPA-E, a highly innovative and effective program which enjoys strong bipartisan congressional support.

Trump’s Deregulatory Record

A new report by John Graham, former Regulatory Czar under President George W. Bush and Keith Belton of Indiana University grades Trump's deregulatory record at the two-year mark.

The bogus number at the center of the GOP’s Green New Deal attacks

Politico
Nevertheless, having a specific figure to cite can define the contours of policy conversation, said Margo Thorning, a senior economic policy adviser with the American Council for Capital Formation. Thorning was a frequent Capitol Hill witness when Congress debated cap-and-trade legislation in the early years of the Obama administration. She was coveted partly because her organization published an influential study that used Energy Information Administration statistics to show that the policy would have curbed economic growth by $3.1 trillion between 2012 and 2030.

Capital gains increase at heart of Democrats’ tax-the-rich plans

Bloomberg News
Democratic plans that target wealth that largely comes from capital gains functionally serve as the equivalent of a higher rate on those profits, according to Mark Bloomfield, president and chief executive officer of the American Council for Capital Formation, a lobby and research group.

Drew Bond Public Comments at DOE Secretary of Energy Advisory Board

ACCF Senior Fellow and Director of Energy Innovation Programs Drew Bond gave public comments today at a meeting of the DOE Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

Clean Energy Solutions Must Include Nuclear

The scale of global environmental challenges demands that we continue developing and improving on a range of low-carbon options, not just one or two technologies, argues experts from ClearPath, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).

Corporate boardrooms need policy ‘rules of the road’

Roll Call
ACCF and Bipartisan Policy Center: As the role of businesses in society evolves, a government rethink is critical

ACCF Statement on Green New Deal

ACCF Executive Vice-President George David Banks on today's introduction of Green New Deal legislation

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  • Green New Deal: An Economist’s Perspective
    As climate change and policies to address it take center stage, it is important to have a constructive discussion that will bring productive and long-lasting results to this important problem. There is no doubt the Green New Deal (GND) has provoked that discussion with its ambitious goals. As ACCF has stated before, we agree that […]
    Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber
  • Does New Congress Threaten Trump Energy Agenda? Not So Fast
    Congress returns with a renewed focus on climate change and clean energy under the direction of the newly minted House Democratic majority. But with President Donald Trump still in control of the White House and a Republican majority in the Senate, prospects for major shifts in policy remain slim. Even in the House where a […]
    Robert Dillon

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