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  • Advanced Nuclear Energy We need federal action, but not a blank check, to counter the premature retirement of nuclear plants

    Nuclear energy, which the Intergovernmental Program on Climate Change (IPCC) includes in all of its potential pathways to keeping global warming below 1.5 C, provides more than half the clean electricity generated in the U.S. It also offers the 28 states that have at least one commercial nuclear reactor a base of clean energy to build upon to achieve future decarbonization goals. However, nine nuclear reactors, or more

    July 22, 2021
  • Policy Higher-Impact Federal Electricity Procurement

    As we move further into spring and prepare for lengthy debates in Congress and the Administration over what climate policies, mandates, and investments can be passed this year, it is worth remembering that there are actions that the White House can take immediately to reduce its emissions footprint. At the top of that list should […]

    March 30, 2021
  • Policy CATF Statement on the Introduction of the CLEAN Future Act

    “Introduction of the ‘CLEAN Future Act’ provides the blueprint for meeting our economy-wide decarbonization goals,” said Lindsey Griffith, Federal Policy Director of Clean Air Task Force.  “Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee is showing real leadership on a litany of issues, including transmission planning, assistance to communities that are transitioning to clean energy sources, reduction in Super Pollutants […]

    March 2, 2021
  • Policy The Biden-Harris Administration is Hitting the Ground Running on Climate Change: Here Are Four Ways They Can Really Hit Their Stride

    It’s been a momentous first week in Washington for the new President and Vice President. Now, as the Biden-Harris Administration turns towards addressing the urgent challenges ahead, including COVID-19, climate change continues to loom large. Here are four opportunities that the new Administration can realize immediately to address climate change. Fulfill new promises to the […]

    January 26, 2021
  • Policy Bipartisan Clean Energy and Climate Bills Passed by Congress, CATF comments

    WASHINGTON, December 22, 2020 – After many years of stalled progress, Congress has successfully passed bipartisan climate and clean energy legislation. As part of the broader end-of-year spending and authorization package, key provisions will regulate greenhouse gas emissions and increase support for crucial clean energy technologies through new federal authorizations and extension of critical tax […]

    December 22, 2020
  • Policy Clean Air Task Force statement on EPW Passage of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020

    Clean Air Task Force supports today’s passage of the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  Introduced in November by Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY) and Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), this bipartisan legislation will revitalize the United States’ nuclear infrastructure by […]

    December 2, 2020
  • Policy Clean Air Task Force – Our Federal Policy Platform

    Since 1996, Clean Air Task Force has worked to design and implement international, federal, and local policy solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants to protect human health and avert the worst effects of climate change while protecting vulnerable communities.  Our climate goal now is net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than […]

    November 19, 2020
  • Policy Congress Passes Major Climate and Infrastructure Package to Support Innovation and Clean Energy Economy

    Yesterday, the House passed the first bill to ever put climate change at the center of an infrastructure framework. Clean Air Task Force welcomes numerous provisions that show strong and bipartisan support for clean energy and climate action, including direct pay and extension of commence-construction windows for clean technologies and carbon capture projects in the pipeline, […]

    July 2, 2020

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