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

As Donald Trump faces down Xi Jinping on trade, a vehicle...

The Washington Times
We should restore the MAC credits and seek policy solutions that are consistent with an America First trade agenda. This would incent the use of innovative U.S. technology in a strategic industry for years to come.

ACCF Moderates EPIC Panel on Clean Energy Innovation

On October 10, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, in partnership with the American Council for Capital Formation, ClearPath, and Oxford...

Clean Capitalist Coalition Launches During National Clean Energy Week

"Unleashing the power of the free-market is the most effective and efficient way to address the challenges posed by climate change. We need to signal to the markets that investment in innovation and clean energy technologies is a win-win. I look forward to working together with the Clean Capitalist Coalition to promote policies that achieve this goal," said Drew Bond, senior fellow and director of energy innovation programs at ACCF.

Research and Publications

Bolstering U.S. Corporate Governance Would Help Check China’s Dominance Agenda

President Donald Trump’s tariff diplomacy has provoked criticism at home and abroad. Contained within his policies, though, is an oft-overlooked focus on combating the...

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.