Bipartisan Policy Center

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/17/2014
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Founded in 2007 by former Senate majority leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC–based think tank devoted to promoting bipartisanship. The Center supports deliberations on a range of issues by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates. This grant follows an earlier one and would support the organization’s Commission on Political Reform, launched in 2010, to develop practical recommendations addressing current problems of political polarization with a focus on (1) congressional reform; (2) changes to our electoral system; and (3) removing obstacles to public service.
About the Grantee
Address
1225 I Street, N.W. Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005-3914, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Energy Project  
This grant would renew our long-time commitment to the Bipartisan Policy Center and its work on national energy policy. The Center’s three areas of focus are: (1) to continue to lay the groundwork for building consensus for a national energy/climate policy; (2) to implement more incremental policies including its natural gas project, which promotes a less carbon-intensive fuel mix in the electric power sector; and (3) to position itself to promote low-probability high-impact policies through unlikely forums such as a federally budgeted carbon tax.
for support of the Energy Project  
This grant would renew our longtime commitment to the Bipartisan Policy Center and its work on national energy policy. The Center’s four areas of focus are (1) to continue to lay the groundwork for consensus on national energy and climate policy; (2) to promote high-quality research and stakeholder engagement related to the EPA’s greenhouse-gas power plant rule; (3) to engage stakeholders in efforts to reduce methane emissions; and (4) to position itself to promote low-probability, high-impact policies through unlikely forums such as using the federal budget process to promote a carbon tax as part of a larger federal budget deficit solution.
for a project to address nuclear waste disposal in the United States  
A grant to the Bipartisan Policy Center would allow the Center to bring together Department of Energy officials, congressional staff, and energy experts to develop a consensus about how the United States should store its nuclear waste for the long term. Permanently storing the country’s nuclear waste in one secure facility would reduce the dangers of having it dispersed at reactor sites.

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