Energy and Climate

ACCF is an internationally recognized economic authority on energy and environmental policy issues. The availability of abundant and affordable energy is of critical importance to economic growth, so U.S. policymakers should strive to create an environment that promotes sustained investment, increased efficiency, development of new technologies, and a predictable and rational regulatory system. 

News

Infrastructure spending as an economic stimulus requires a NEPA fix, too

The Hill
if we as a nation are going to look to infrastructure development as a means to stimulate the economy, we must make sure we address a major impediment to infrastructure spending that has nothing to do with this new viral threat – the outdated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

ACCF Joins Coalition Urging DOE Innovation

Chairwoman Marcy Kaptur Energy and Water Development Subcommittee House Committee on Appropriations 2186 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Chairman Lamar Alexander Energy and Water Development Subcommittee...

ACCF files comments on NEPA with Council on Environmental Quality

Chairman Mary Neumayr Council on Environmental Quality 730 Jackson Place, NW Washington, DC 20503 March 9, 2020 Re: CEQ NEPA Regulations, Docket No. CEQ-2019-0003 Dear Chairman Neumayr: The American Council...

Research and Publications

New Survey: Americans Worried About Climate Change, But Don’t Want to...

The Economy/Jobs and Health Care are The Top of Mind Issues for Americans When Thinking of Their Votes For Federal Offices, Not Climate Change WASHINGTON,...

Report: Tax Reform and Clean Energy R&D

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Brady-Ryan tax reform plan proposed last summer would decrease taxes on corporate profits and investment income, while preserving the existing credits for...

Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on the Industrial Sector

While the regulatory approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States has largely focused on the power and transportation sectors, it’s clear that substantial reductions by the industrial sector would be needed to meet President Obama’s pledge under the Paris Agreement. This report by the ACCF Center for Policy Research and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy summarizes a study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting on the potential impacts to the U.S. economy of regulating industrial sector GHG emissions.