New Report: U.S. Climate Pledge to UN Falls Short of President’s GHG Reduction Targets
A substantial gap exists between the U.S. climate pledge to the United Nations – or U.S. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – and President Obama’s 2025 target of a 26 to 28 percent reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs), compared to 2005.
New Report: How Will DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Impact Retirement
A new report from Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber examines Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule and questions whether it will help or harm retirement planning.
New Report: Managing Pacific Rim Security Risks With U.S. Energy
A new ACCF Policy Brief notes that the free trade of America’s abundant energy resources could play a crucial role in easing current tensions in the South China Sea, along with advancing political and economic stability in the Asia Pacific.
ACCF Applauds Bipartisan Senate Regulations Caucus
ACCF praises the formation of the recently announced bipartisan Senate Regulations Caucus in a letter of support to Senators M. Michael Rounds (R-SD), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Angus King (I-ME), who announced the new caucus last week.
ACCF and Partners Launch Smarter Fuel Future Ad Campaign
The ACCF joins National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and more than 50 organizations affiliated with Smarter Fuel Future to launch a new campaign which marks the 10th anniversary of the RFS, a policy that, to date, has failed to deliver on its main objective.
For three decades the ACCF and its research affiliate, the ACCF Center for Policy Research, have brought the message to U.S. and international policymakers, the media, and the public that a nation’s strength and stability depend upon well-thought-out economic, regulatory, and environmental policies to promote capital formation, economic growth, and a higher standard of living for all.Read More
Energy & Climate Change Policy
ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. Because energy use and economic growth go hand in hand, policymakers should develop a flexible, long-term approach to reducing the growth of greenhouse gases. This requires a global effort based on technological innovation and technology transfer to developing countries where greenhouse gas emissions growth is most rapid.Read More
In 1978, ACCF was instrumental in helping turn a looming hike on the capital gains tax into a dramatic tax cut. Today, nearly thirty-five years later, ACCF continues to provide expert research and a bipartisan effort to maintain low rates on capital gains taxes ensuring robust job growth for a recovering economy.Read More