ACCF Testimony: U.S. INDC to UNFCCC Raises Many Questions
Dr. Margo Thorning testifies before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology that proposed INDC to the United Nations raises many questions and that US CO2 reductions should be based on cost/benefit analysis.
Overhaul the Tax System Like It’s 1913, Not 1986
Read Mark Bloomfield’s piece on a new approach to tax reform in In Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank.
Op-Ed: We need Trade Promotion Authority more than ever
In The Hill, Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the merits of Trade Promotion Authority and how it can be an economic and a foreign policy victory.
Op-Ed: The Costliest EPA Rule Yet
How costly will the EPA’s new regulations on ozone be? Read Dr. Margo Thorning’s op-ed in The Washington Times.
New Report: Understanding The U.S.-China Announcement On Climate Change
Last year’s U.S.-China Announcement on Climate Change is rich in what it says and does not say. Interestingly, both sides of the U.S. climate policy debate have framed the Announcement as something that it is not – an agreement with commitments related to emissions cuts and limitations.
New Report: U.S. Coal Plant Financing Policy Threatens U.S. Interests In Developing World
U.S. policy on international coal financing places unrealistic conditions on power generation projects in developing countries. As a result, other nation are moving to fill the gap, putting at risk long-term U.S. interests.
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
Capital Gains Policy
The ACCF has been a leading advocate of sound economic policies to promote sustained economic growth, job creation, and international competitiveness. With its bipartisan approach, the breadth and diversity of its support in the business community and long experience working with policymakers and the media, the ACCF has been instrumental in focusing attention on the need for economic policies to enhance capital formation.Read More