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What Does FERC Do?

Power linesAs the Senate considers a new chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, it should focus on the commission’s important mandate.

By Richard W. Caperton | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Government Financing for Clean Energy

article icon Issue Brief The president should enlist all federal credit programs in the fight against climate change.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Electrical Divide: New Energy Technologies and Avoiding an Electric Service Gap

Arin Gharibian, Hayk Mkrtchayan, Edward Boghosian article icon Issue Brief It is vital that we avoid the “electrical divide” and stay committed to safe, affordable, reliable, and clean electricity in the United States as distributed generation grows.

By Richard W. Caperton and Mari Hernandez | Monday, July 15, 2013

10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan

President Barack Obama climate change speechThe president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.

By Richard W. Caperton, Daniel J. Weiss, and Andrew Light | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moving Forward on Reducing Carbon Pollution

President Barack Obama climate changeThe Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.

By Richard W. Caperton and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 24, 2013

El Representante Ryan Debe Aprender Algo (¡Todo!) acerca de la Energía Limpia

Rep. Paul Ryan¿Cómo llama usted a un futuro de peligrosa contaminación, catastróficos eventos meteorológicos extremos, regalos a las Grandes Compañías Petroleras y una dependencia aún mayor de los combustibles fósiles? Si usted es el Presidente del Comité de Presupuesto de la Cámara Paul Ryan (R-WI), usted lo llama “El Camino a la Prosperidad.” No es coincidencia que […]

By Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rep. Ryan Needs to Learn Something (Anything!) About Clean Energy

Rep. Paul RyanHere are three facts about clean energy that you would never know from reading Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest budget proposal.

By Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

Power plant pollution article icon Issue Brief For the benefit of current and future Americans and global citizens, Congress should act now and create a progressive carbon tax.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wind Power Helps to Lower Electricity Prices

Wind farm article icon Issue Brief Allowing the wind production tax credit to expire will hurt consumers and workers, as wind power drives down electricity prices and helps put people back to work.

By Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Federal Weatherization Program a Winner on All Counts

weatherization work on a home in NebraskaWith the more than 1 million homes made more energy efficient, the federal Weatherization Assistance Program is a proven success for families, the economy, and the environment.

By Richard W. Caperton, Adam James, and Matt Kasper | Friday, September 28, 2012

The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West

article icon Issue Brief Jessica Goad, Daniel J. Weiss, and Richard Caperton identify the vast opportunities for renewable energy installations on public lands in the West.

By Jessica Goad, Daniel J. Weiss, and Richard W. Caperton | Monday, August 6, 2012

The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on the ‘No More Solyndras Act’

CAP Director of Clean Energy Investment Richard W. Caperton testifies submits testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Power and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Keep the Lights On

Richard W. Caperton and Adam James outline how to prevent major power outages such as the one that struck the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest this past weekend.

By Richard W. Caperton and Adam James | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Managing Taxpayer Risk

article icon Issue Brief John Griffith and Richard Caperton assess the federal government's record in handling risks to taxpayers in its loans and loan guarantees.

By John Griffith and Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, May 3, 2012

Renewable Energy Standards Deliver Affordable, Clean Power

article icon Issue Brief Richard W. Caperton looks at the history of these standards and explains why they don't make electricity prices rise.

By Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, April 11, 2012