Bipartisan Policy Center

For Support Of The National Commission On Energy Policy

  • Amount
    $2,000,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/15/2010
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the National Commission on Energy Policy (NCEP) continue to work to improve the nation's energy security, enact responsible climate change legislation or regulations, and develop new clean energy technologies. These efforts include conducting in-house analysis and outreach, engaging and managing outside technical and outreach consultants and providing grants to support constituency engagement. Its work next year will fall broadly into two categories. First, NCEP is committed to testing and developing new legislative and regulatory strategies to achieve significant carbon reductions. Second, the Commission will continue to work through its Task Forces to drill down on key energy policy issues, most notably the Natural Gas Task Force, the Energy Workforce Working Group and the Renewable Energy Finance Working Group. The national debt will cast a long shadow across every other policy issue next year, including energy policy. BPC, with its Debt Task Force, is well positioned to make sure that any fiscal policy reforms are undertaking with an eye toward identifying appropriate clean energy opportunities. For example, the Debt Task Force will work closely with the NCEP staff on the carbon taxes and fossil subsidy components of a long-term package of measures to reduce the debt.
About the Grantee
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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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