Current focus: Clean Tax Cuts and Clean Free Market Policy: Building the case for open markets and applying Ronald Reagan-style tax cuts on decarbonizing products and services.
One promising proposal creates a new class of security, called the Clean Asset Bond (CAB), as well as the Clean Asset Loan (CAL), collectively referred to as Clean Asset Bonds and Loans (CABLs), which would allow private developers or corporations to issue tax-exempt debt on qualified clean assets. Please read more about these initial ideas on the Policy Briefs section. We continue to research the applicability of this concept, and will post updates on our concept when available.
We are encouraged by the strong interest in free market solutions to meeting current energy needs, and have discussed our ideas and research at a series of events in 2019, which will culminate in the Colloquium on Climate and Freedom on December 12, 2019 in Madrid to coincide with COP25. Some of our earlier events include a Policy Briefing and Reception co-chaired by Andy Sabin and Trammell S. Crow, and co-hosted with ClearPath and CRES Forum on Sept. 23, 2019 for Climate Week 2019.
The Clean Capitalist Coalition (CCC) was formally launched on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 in Washington, DC, as well as on Sept. 27, 2018 in New York City during the annual Clean Capitalist Leadership Council meeting. The Coalition brings together a wide array of policy groups and other experts to work more effectively in Washington. This fellowship of think tanks and scholars continues to review and refine policy options, and welcomes new members.
See Events both past and present. Details will be posted when available.
This policy research has benefitted from input from more than 300 experts, including faculty and researchers at Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (MIT CEEPR), the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Arizona State University LightWorks, the One Step In Foundation, and R Street Institute, among many others. With their valuable expertise and insight, together we have explored several important sectors of the economy for potential application of Clean Tax Cuts or Clean Assets Bonds, including transportation, oil and gas, real estate, clean tech, agriculture and land use, and finance.