Books, Articles and Reports:
- Climate and Freedom Accord: A Straw Proposal for an International Free Market Agreement, by Rod Richardson, Published on March 27, 2023
- Climate Change is Best Countered by Economic Freedom, by Anthony Kim, The Washington Times, November 17, 2021
- Free Markets Are the Best and Fastest Way to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by Ron Bailey, Reason.com, November 9, 2021
- How Texas Electricity Regulators Can Use Markets to Make the Grid More Reliable, by Lynne Kiesling and Vernon L. Smith, The Dallas Morning News, February 28, 2021
- CCLC2020: Charrette Materials: Agenda, Bios, Slide Deck, Straw Proposals - available on the event page. See charrette videos above. We are grateful to our Media Partner EarthX TV for livestreaming the event and making available video replays! Visit EarthX TV today!
- ACCTS: A Primer on the Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability, summarized by Ronald Steenblik, IISD, September 23, 2020
- Congress Should Stimulate Economic Recovery By Empowering Businesses To Issue Tax-Free Debt, Article, by Wayne Winegarden, Forbes Magazine, August 6, 2020
- A Better Alternative to More Coronavirus Stimulus Spending and Loan Programs, Article, by Wayne Winegarden, Pacific Research Institute, and Rod Richardson, Reason Foundation, July 13, 2020
- EXCERPT: Clean Tax Cuts and Clean Free Market Policy Innovation, from the Book: Green Market Revolution, Chapter written by Rod Richardson and Barney Trimble, June 29, 2020
- Green Market Revolution, Book, edited by Kai Weiss, Austrian Economics Center and Christopher Barnard, British Conservation Alliance, June 29, 2020
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- This Earth Day, Let’s Get Behind a Green Market Revolution, by Kai Weiss, Austrian Economics Center, and Christopher Barnard, British Conservation Alliance, April 22, 2020
- Market Environmentalism Is No Oxymoron (pdf), by Kai Weiss, Austrian Economics Center, December 18, 2019
- Clean Free Market Policy Beats a Carbon Tax. Here's Why. by Jigar Shah, Generate Capital, and Rod Richardson, Reason.com, December 2, 2019
- Declaration on Energy Choice & Competition, by Robert Dillon, ConservAmerica, Energy Central, November 14, 2019
- Free-Market Environmentalism: Policies Should Address Global Climate Change by Incenting Innovation, by Wayne Winegarden, Forbes Magazine, October 4, 2019
- Green New Deal: Ain’t New, Green — or The Clean Capitalist Real Deal, by Rod Richardson, The American Spectator, March 3, 2019
- How Laissez-Faire Capitalism Will Save the Planet, by R. Randolph Richardson, The American Spectator, September 28, 2018
- Capital and Clean, by Roger Kaplan, The American Spectator, September 28, 2018
- Free-Market Environmentalism, by Wayne Winegarden, Forbes Magazine, September 28, 2018
- Free-Market Environmentalism, by Charles Hernick, The Washington Examiner, September 24, 2018
- The Free Market Solution to the Plastic Problem: Clean Tax Cuts, by R. Randolph Richardson, Doug Woodring and Scott Cassel, The American Spectator, September 6, 2018
- Supporting Clean Infrastructure without Investment Tax Credits, by Jigar Shah, LinkedIn, July 3, 2017
To learn more about the Clean Tax Cuts (CTC) concept, please view the videos or visit CleanTaxCuts.org. We are encouraged to see this type of research growing and generating more interest. We welcome your phone calls, and invite you to join us in this important work.
COP26: Climate & Freedom Symposium 2021
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CCLC2020: Open for Innovation - Highlights, Sept. 24, 2020
Excerpts from each of the six sessions
CCLC2020: Open for Innovation, Sept. 24, 2020
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CCLC 2020: Open for Innovation - Session Videos
Session 1: Opening Power Markets to Innovation & Competition
Session 1 on YouTube
Session 2: Intro to Clean Tax Cuts & Clean Free Market Policy as Incentives for Competition
Session 2 on YouTube
Session 3: Brainstorming New Free Market Incentive & Trade Strategies to Open Markets Faster
Session 3 on Youtube
Session 4: Exploring New Strategies for Clean Open Markets within the United States
Session 4 on YouTube
Session 5: Free Trade & Clean Free Trade - Post WWII Lessons, Anti-Competitive Market Distortions, the Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability
Session 5 on YouTube
Session 6: Exploring New Strategies for Clean Open Markets Globally
Session 6 on YouTube
Next steps from the Clean Capitalist Leadership Council include additional charrettes to drill into some of these ideas, and an ongoing video series interviewing key players in the realms of policy, trade, energy and technology. Stay tuned!
Energy Leaders Webinar Series - August 5, 2020
Discussion continues at OurEnergyPolicy.org
Climate & Freedom Colloquium - December 12, 2019
CCLC, GRF and FundaLib, Madrid, Spain (COP 25)
Policy Briefing & Reception, Sept. 23, 2019
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Post Briefing Interviews
Charles Hernick, CRES Forum, Washington, DC:
Political landscape for energy policy shows broader acceptance among conservatives
Jeremy Harrell, ClearPath, Washington, DC:
Energy policy options and benefits
Guillermo Peña Panting, Fundación Eléutera, Honduras:
Open markets can bring economic opportunity and social stability as well as
environmental benefit within the developing world
Julian Morris, Reason Foundation, Los Angeles:
History shows open markets spur economic growth
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions, Boulder, CO:
Renewable energy and regenerative agriculture offer huge
economic opportunities during the energy transition
Tony Keane, EarthX, Dallas, TX:
Educating the public and providing expert forums leads to environmental solutions
Brendon Steele, Future 500, Portland, OR:
Building trust across different groups enables a path forward
Clean Capitalism Explained, by Rod Richardson - April 27, 2019
An EDTx Talk at EarthX, Dallas, TX
Clean Free Market policy development and Clean Tax Cuts explained
Clean Capitalist Leadership Council - Sept. 27, 2018
A registered side event as part of Climate Week NYC 2018
This day long conference of policy makers explored free-market policy solutions to various environmental issues. The Clean Capitalist Coalition, a fellowship of policy groups focused on like-minded goals, was also announced. The event was hosted by Rod Richardson, CRES Forum, Trillium Asset Management, Trammell Crow and Andy Sabin, with participation from ClearPath, ACCF, ACC, AREI, East West Institute, and many others.
Segment 1a: Welcome and Introduction, Rod Richardson, President, Grace Richardson Fund:
Clean Capitalist Leadership Council and Meeting Co-Chairs.
Segment 1b: Andy Sabin, Conservative Philanthropist, via Skype:
Description of Sabin's personal activities and his outlook on conservatives and conservation.
Segment 1c: Rod Richardson, President, Grace Richardson Fund:
Update on Clean Tax Cuts (CTC) research and policy development.
Segment 1d: Clean Tax Cuts:
Panel discussion on CTC policy development and next steps.
Segment 2a: Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, CRES Forum:
Introduction to proposed voluntary Greenhouse Gas Emissions Framework.
Segment 2b: Launch of the Clean Capitalist Coalition:
New York launch of this new policy group and panel discussion among founding members.
Segment 3: Matthew Patsky, CEO of Trillium Asset Management:
Clean Capitalist Doers and Donors - panel discussion on role leading foundations play in developing policy and market innovation.
Segment 4a: Chip Comins, CEO of American Renewable Energy Institute:
Clean Capitalist Roadshow - generating interest for these new ideas around the country and the world.
Segment 4b: Bill Parker, CEO of East West Institute:
How Pro-environmental policy makes the world safer.
Segment 4c: Conclusion, Rod Richardson and Elizabeth Halliday:
Summation, thanks and acknowledgements.
Chairman, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) and CRES Forum
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President, Grace Richardson Fund (GRF)
Co-Founder, Clean Capitalist Leadership Council (CCLC)
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CEO, Trillium Asset Management
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Chairman and CEO, American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI) and AREDay Summit
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President and Co-Founder, American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)
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National Policy Director, American Conservation Council (ACC)
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President and CEO, Future 500
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