Presidential Climate Action Project Reports

PCAP Report 3 | Building an Advanced Energy Economy

October 2012 – PCAP Report 3

  • Issue guidelines on pricing carbon
  • Decarbonize federal fiscal policy
  • Create a roadmap to a clean energy economy
  • Challenge the U.S. to become the world’s most resource efficient nation
  • Develop genuine progress indicators

Read full report here: Building an Advanced Energy Economy


PCAP Climate Action Plan Brief

August 2011 – PCAP Climate Action Plan Brief

The principal challenge facing the 44th President of the United States is to rally the nation to create a new 21st century economy. The United States, like other industrialized nations, has arrived at the cusp between two eras. The outgoing era has been powered largely by carbon-rich fossil fuels with an operating ethic of dominion over natural systems. The incoming era will embrace the responsibility of stewardship and will be powered by carbon-free and largely renewable resources.

Read full brief here: PCAP Climate Action Plan Brief

PCAP Report 2 | Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy

January 2011 – PCAP Report 2

  • Emphasize climate action as risk management
  • Make federal progress on emissions more transparent
  • Count the full social & environmental costs of energy options
  • Encourage private investment in clean energy
  • Create a 50-year agriculture plan


Read full report: Building the Obama Administration’s Climate Legacy

PCAP Report 1 | Plan B: Near-Term Presidential Actions For Energy & Environmental Leadership

August 2010 – PCAP Report 1

  • Declare a war on energy waste
  • Reinvent transportation policy
  • Eliminate fossil energy subsidies
  • Emphasize ecosystem restoration

Read full report here: Plan B: Near-Term Presidential Actions For Energy & Environmental Leadership