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Permian Basin

Federal Oil and Gas Royalty and Revenue Reform

article icon Issue Brief U.S. taxpayers are being shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars each year by outdated oil and gas policies on federal public lands.

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From Bonn to Paris: Navigating the Course to an Effective International Climate Agreement

article icon Issue Brief During their June meeting in Bonn, Germany, the parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change made measured progress toward the goal of adopting a new international climate agreement.

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The Paradox of Paris: How a Successful Climate Agreement Could Have Inadequate and Nonobligatory Emissions Reduction Targets

The Paris climate agreement can be effective by subsuming global emissions in an increasingly ambitious climate regime.

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Harnessing Insurance Markets to Enhance Climate Resilience

The G-7’s call to scale up climate insurance around the globe is an important step in fostering innovative public-private finance programs for climate adaptation and resilience.

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Cutting Carbon Pollution While Promoting Economic Growth

article icon Issue Brief Recent experience shows that countries and localities can cut carbon pollution while building healthy economies.

Superstorm Sandy

Keeping the Lights On: The Clean Power Plan and the Real Threat to Grid Reliability

The Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.


A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.


Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

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Social Cohesion: The Secret Weapon in the Fight for Equitable Climate Resilience

book_alt2 icon Report Fostering community cohesion in low-income, climate-vulnerable areas is an overlooked strategy for climate resilience before, during, and after extreme weather events.


A Rulemaking to Close Loopholes and Cut Subsidies for the Federal Coal Program

article icon Fact Sheet The U.S. Department of the Interior is aiming to close a loophole so that coal companies can no longer use their affiliates to dodge royalty payments, but this rule needs to be strengthened to guarantee that taxpayers receive every dollar due for their resources.

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CAP Climate Experts Travel to China

CAP sends a delegation of policy experts to Beijing this week to continue the Center’s work on Chinese energy and environmental policy.

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