November 29, 2015 | Washington Examiner | News
Margo Thorning, president and chief economist with the conservative American Council for Capital Formation, said power plant rules, the Clean Power Plan and other emission rules will not be enough to meet the 26-28 percent in emission reductions to which the U.S. has committed. It will therefore take even broader cuts across every industry, which Thorning doubts any president could achieve, and no Republican would attempt.
November 26, 2015 | World Cement | News
A new report claims that further stringent regulation will be necessary in the US manufacturing sector if the country is to meet its emissions reduction targets. The report from the American Council for Capital Formation, called ‘Success of US Climate Pledge Depends on Future GHG Regulation of US Industry, Other Sectors’ states that the US will have to ‘saddle US manufacturing with stringent GHG reduction targets that will likely harm jobs and economic growth’ if it is to meet pledged international targets.
Even though Vermont may not be considered a “corn state” like Iowa or Indiana, federal mandates that continue to force billions of gallons of ethanol to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply each year have had a demonstrable and deleterious impact on Vermont’s economy and its environment.
What kind of chairman will Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Tex.) be of the House Committee on Ways and Means? His predecessors offer dozens of models.
Recent Press Releases
New ACCF Report: U.S. Climate Pledge to United Nations Falls Far Short of President Obama’s 2025 GHG Reduction Targets
November 24, 2015 | Press Release
Washington, DC – 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. Consequently, future greenhouse regulation of other sectors, including industry (i.e., cement, […]
November 05, 2015 | Press Release
New Policy Brief Underscores Geopolitical Implications in Asia Pacific Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2015) – The free trade of America’s abundant energy resources would provide an invaluable opportunity for the United States to help strengthen and stabilize global energy markets, especially if China is engaged as a partner, according to a new policy brief released […]
November 02, 2015 | Press Release
Federal Reforms Needed So Businesses Can Grow, Invest and Compete Globally
May 06, 2015 | Press Release
Washington —Capital investment fell in the first quarter of 2015, continuing the trend in weak capital spending that began in the recession of 2007. A new report sponsored by the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) and completed by The Aspen Institute program on Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century and the MAPI Foundation explores […]