February 13, 2013
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C2ES POLICY GUIDE OUTLINES OPTIONS FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY ACTION
WASHINGTON – A new policy guide from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) outlines actions the Administration and Congress can take to protect the climate and meet America’s energy needs.
The new guide, Federal Action on Climate Change and Clean Energy,  identifies a range of steps that can be taken by executive action or through legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance clean energy and energy efficiency, and make communities and critical infrastructure more climate-resilient.
“As President Obama rightly emphasized in his inaugural and State of the Union addresses, we can both reduce climate risks and strengthen the economy by accelerating the clean energy transition,” said C2ES President Eileen Claussen.
“We continue to believe that market-based approaches that put a price on carbon are the most cost-effective means of reducing emissions. So as the president and Congress seek long-term solutions to the nation’s fiscal challenges, we strongly encourage them to consider a cap-and-trade program or a revenue-neutral carbon tax,” Claussen said. “But there are plenty of other steps that are politically viable and will make a difference.”
For example, using existing authorities, the Administration could:
Working together, the president and Congress can also:
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The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting strong policy and action to address the linked challenges of energy and climate change. Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change. Learn more at www.c2es.org .