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Richard W. Caperton Archives

How to Shape the Clean Energy Future of the United States

A Clean Energy Standard is a primary way for the United States to compete in the trillion-dollar renewable energy technologies market. Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, Bracken Hendricks, and Daniel J. Weiss propose core principles to guide its design.

By Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, Bracken Hendricks, and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, April 25, 2011

Protecting Big Oil at the Expense of the Future

Paul Ryan’s proposed budget would continue lucrative loopholes for oil companies while slashing investment in clean energy technology, write Daniel J. Weiss and Richard Caperton.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Putting America Back to Work with Clean Energy

article icon Issue Brief Richard Caperton and Adam Hersh explain the benefits of investing in green jobs.

By Richard W. Caperton and Adam Hersh | Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japan and Future of U.S. Nuclear Power

Joseph Romm and Richard Caperton on ensuring that nuclear power is safe for the American public.

By Joseph Romm and Richard W. Caperton | Monday, March 14, 2011

Invest in America’s Clean Energy Future

article icon Issue Brief The House budget proposal would effectively end the DOE loan guarantee program, writes Richard W. Caperton. This puts America’s competitiveness and national security at risk.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Helping America Win the Clean Energy Race

article icon Issue Brief Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, Bracken Hendricks, and Daniel J. Weiss introduce nine key milestones that should shape the design and development of a specific clean energy standard.

By Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, Bracken Hendricks, and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, February 7, 2011

What Are the Benefits of CLEAN Contracts?

play_alt icon Video Richard Caperton discusses how CLEAN contracts help make clean local energy accessible now.

By Richard W. Caperton | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CLEAN Contracts: Making Clean Local Energy Accessible Now

book_alt2 icon Report Richard Caperton, Bracken Hendricks, John Lauer, and Courtney Hight explain the benefits of CLEAN contracts.

By Richard W. Caperton, Bracken Hendricks, John Lauer, and Courtney Hight | Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Headway Made on Climate Change Action

Richard W. Caperton explains why this past week’s meeting of global climate negotiators resulted in meaningful progress in forestry, finance, and monitoring.

By Richard W. Caperton | Monday, December 13, 2010

Leveraging Private Finance for Clean Energy

book_alt2 icon Report Richard W. Caperton includes detailed information on five financial instruments for clean energy projects in this accompanying memo the Global Climate Network's "Investing in Clean Energy" report.

By Richard W. Caperton | Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Taking on the Global Energy Investment Challenge

Our new report demonstrates the possible gains from clean energy investments in developing countries mobilized by public and private capital.

By John Podesta, Richard W. Caperton, and Andrew Light | Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Generating Clean Energy Jobs

Richard W. Caperton and Kate Gordon demonstrate why renewable energy cash grants are better than the old tax credit system at creating tens of thousands of jobs.

By Richard W. Caperton and Kate Gordon | Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Smart Meters Need Smart Consumers

Smart meters’ ultimate success depends just as much on how utilities and their customers interact as on metering technology, writes Richard W. Caperton.

By Richard W. Caperton | Thursday, September 30, 2010

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Climate change threatens U.S. businesses, write Rebecca Lefton and Richard W. Caperton. Businesses and Congress need to address these risks.

By Rebecca Lefton and Richard W. Caperton | Friday, August 20, 2010

End the Raids on Clean Energy Funding

Congress’s further cuts to federal loan guarantees for clean energy projects are a big mistake, write Jake Caldwell and Richard Caperton.

By Jake Caldwell and Richard W. Caperton | Wednesday, August 11, 2010