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The urgency of green growth has never been clearer: An Investment Agenda for the US

Bracken Hendricks previews a new report explaining how to retool the U.S. economy to address climate change.

By Bracken Hendricks | Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Green Growth

solar panels book_alt2 icon Report While recently established domestic policies have made strides toward a lower carbon future, such measures are stepping stones. Effectively mitigating climate change requires identifying exactly how the United States will transform its energy economy to attain international goals to help protect our climate.

By Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks | Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Obama Administration’s Renewed Workforce Investment in Kentucky

Coal mineRecently announced Labor Department grants will help Appalachian coal communities and coal industry workers pivot to a new energy future.

By Gov. Ted Strickland, Bracken Hendricks, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Built-In Savings: A U.S.-India Partnership on Energy-Efficient Buildings

article icon Issue Brief The United States and India should aggressively pursue opportunities to curb energy waste in the building sector in order to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, enhance their energy security, and grow their economies.

By Bracken Hendricks, Pete Ogden, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Banking on Clean Energy: State Leadership in Financing a Greener Future

A floating wind turbine is seen off the coast of Castine, Maine. New York is the latest in a growing roster of state and municipal governments to establish green banks to unlock private capital investment in clean energy infrastructure.

By Bracken Hendricks and Ben Bovarnick | Friday, January 17, 2014

A Climate Action Plan for Affordable Multifamily Housing

Focusing on increasing the use of clean energy technologies in the affordable multifamily housing market would make families more secure and strengthen local economies.

By Bracken Hendricks, Adam James, and Bryan Lewis | Thursday, July 25, 2013

Infrastructure and Resilience: Forging a National Strategy for Reconstruction and Growth

Superstorm Sandy article icon Issue Brief In this brief, we argue that the president must advance his new infrastructure initiatives and investment goals in the context of the public health and safety risks of climate change.

By Bracken Hendricks, Cathleen Kelly, and Adam James | Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Networked Energy Web

man on phone at grid center book_alt2 icon Report Report from Bracken Hendricks and Adam James explains how to make our nation’s energy system more transparent, private, clean, and secure.

By Bracken Hendricks and Adam James | Monday, August 27, 2012

Retrofitting Foreclosed Homes: A Matter of Public Trust

article icon Issue Brief Bracken Hendricks and Adam James argue that the Federal Housing Finance Agency should capitalize on the rehab-to-rent process to promote more energy-efficient housing for renters and boost the long-term value of these properties for U.S. taxpayers.

By Bracken Hendricks and Adam James | Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rehab-to-Rent Can Help Hard-Hit Communities and Our Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James lay out a plan for removing a portion of government-owned foreclosed properties from the glutted for-sale market by converting them to affordable rental units.

By Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, John Griffith, Bracken Hendricks, and Adam James | Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Better Buildings Initiative Drives Investment, Creates Jobs

President Barack Obama flexed executive power this year to secure $4 billion for job-creating energy-efficiency building projects across the United States, write Bracken Hendricks, Jorge Madrid, and Adam James.

By Bracken Hendricks, Jorge Madrid, and Adam James | Monday, December 19, 2011

Renting Our Way Out of the Foreclosure Glut

The Center for American Progress presents a way to help our housing markets and American taxpayers through a “rehab-to-rent” program on foreclosed homes.

By Sarah Rosen Wartell, David M. Abromowitz, Bracken Hendricks, Alon Cohen, Jordan Eizenga, and John Griffith | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Star Turn for Energy Efficiency Jobs

article icon Issue Brief Any job creation plan must include a major national program of reconstruction grounded in the clean energy jobs of the future, write Bracken Hendricks and Jorge Madrid.

By Bracken Hendricks and Jorge Madrid | Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Green Bank Is the Right Tool for Jobs

article icon Issue Brief Richard Caperton and Bracken Hendricks argue for the development of Green Bank to improve private capital markets for clean energy investment in the United States.

By Richard W. Caperton and Bracken Hendricks | Friday, September 2, 2011

Spurring Job Creation in the Private Sector

Michael Ettlinger, Donna Cooper, Sarah Wartell, and Bracken Hendricks outline three programs that should be part of any job creation plan.

By Michael Ettlinger, Donna Cooper, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and Bracken Hendricks | Friday, August 26, 2011