Niskanen Center

For The Energy And Climate Program

  • Amount
    $200,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/11/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Niskanen Center is a libertarian think tank established in 2014 that works to change public policy. With support from Hewlett, the Center’s Energy and Climate program works to educate decision makers about climate change and climate solutions that can help avoid the worst impacts of a warming world, including those that facilitate the use of low-carbon energy and promote carbon pricing.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
The Niskanen Center is a think tank that works to promote an open society: a market open to consumer choice and producer competition; a culture open to the free exchange of ideas; a community open to cultural diversity; a border open to people; an economy open to trade; a society open to the downtrodden; a polity open to free speech and a free media; a people open to the value of science and knowledge; a nation open to the rule of law; and a government that protects these freedoms while advancing the cause of open societies around the world.
for climate policy and the Struggling Regions Initiative  
This grant supports a program at the Niskanen Center to promote the ambitious use of industrial policy to accelerate decarbonization through a joint initiative between Niskanen’s Climate Policy department and Poverty and Welfare Policy department’s Struggling Regions Initiative. This work will be part of Niskanen’s broader promotion of ambitious climate action. Niskanen’s staff will develop an institutional framework for implementing green industrial policies in the U.S. that can spur economic development, foster innovation in industries critical for decarbonization, streamline processes for agency decision making, improve targeting and monitoring, and develop and maintain skilled labor pools. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)

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