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ACCF Joins Coalition in Support of American Energy Innovation Act

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: We are writing to urge you to support S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.” Our diverse organizations...

2020 and U.S. Economic Policy

On February 25 the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon, "2020 and U.S. Economic Policy." Participants included Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI)
, James Lankford (R-OK)
, and...

Energy Industry Experts Join ACCF

The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest additions to its leadership team of policy experts. Kyle Isakower joins the American Council for...

The Future of the U.S. Energy Landscape with Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt

On January 7, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon on "The Future of the U.S. Energy Landscape," featuring Secretary of the Interior David...

In Memoriam: Paul Volcker, former Fed Chairman and ACCF Board Member

The ACCF bids farewell to Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Presidents Carter and Reagan from 1979 to 1987.  Volcker also...

ACCF Applauds USMCA Breakthrough

ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber praised the bipartisan deal struck by House Democrats and the White House on the USMCA trade agreement.

Battle royale: SEC locks horns with investors over proxy advisers

Last year, a report commissioned by the American Council for Capital Formation, a non-profit, found 139 purported “proxy adviser errors” across 94 different companies. But in a letter to the SEC last month, the CII said that when it delved into the ACCF report, it found that “most of the claimed errors were actually disagreements on analysis and methodologies.”

The Proxy Protection Racket

Studies have found that the two firms can swing 20% of votes in proxy elections. An American Council for Capital Formation review last year found that 175 asset managers with $5 trillion of assets voted with ISS recommendations 95% of the time. Activist hedge-fund investors often enlist the proxy firms to shake up management, for better or worse.

The Future of USMCA and Its Impact on the North American Economy

On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of the USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...

ACCF Praises DOE Leadership

ACCF Thanks Outgoing Energy Secretary Perry, Praises Continued Leadership at Department of Energy Under Brouillette

Political Tech Innovator and Energy Industry Expert Join ACCF

Mike Roman is a well-known and respected figure in Washington energy and trade policy circles and Emil Pitkin brings a unique perspective of Silicon Valley innovation to Washington policymaking. Both are true experts in their respective fields and will add significant depth to our team.

ACCF Joins Coalition Urging Senate Action on Energy and Climate Technology, Innovation

there is a growing consensus that the development and commercialization of new technologies are an important factor that will determine how quickly and at what cost greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

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

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,...

U.S. Energy Policy: The Future of Nuclear Power

On July 16th, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening "U.S. Energy Policy: The Future of Nuclear Power." The Honorable Dan Brouillette, Deputy Secretary of...

Student Loan Debt: Partnership for a Solution

On Tuesday July 9, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Salon on "Student Loan Debt: Partnership for a Solution." Members of Congress attending the event...

CalPERS can’t afford to put social strategy above returns

a 2016 report by the American Council for Capital Formation found that “environmental-related investments comprised four of its nine worst performing private equity funds last year, accounting for more than $600 million in committed capital.” Focusing on ethereal matters makes it harder for CalPERS to dig out of its hole, something that’s essential even though taxpayers are the ultimate backers of all California public pensions.