The Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process: developing and promoting proposals to legislative and executive branch policymakers, building coalitions to facilitate joint action, and marshaling the most convincing arguments in support of our agenda. The Center’s main audience is the Washington insiders – policy-oriented legislators, presidential appointees, career civil servants in planning, evaluation and budget offices, congressional committee staff, engaged academics, and interest group analysts – who together decide the pace and direction of policy change.
Solutions From the Land identifies and facilitates the implementation of integrated policies, practices and projects at a landscape scale that will result in land being sustainably managed to produce food, feed, fiber and energy while enhancing biodiversity, protecting and improving critical environmental resources and delivering high value solutions to combat climate change.
The R Street Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, public policy research organization (“think tank”). Its mission is to engage in policy research and outreach to promote free markets and limited, effective government. The Institute works extensively on both state and national policy, focusing on issues that other groups tend to neglect. Its specialty is in tackling issues that are complex but don’t necessarily grab major headlines. The Institute believes that free markets work better than the alternatives. At the same time, it recognizes the legislative process calls out for practical responses to current problems. Toward that end, its motto is “Free markets. Real solutions.”
The Center for the New Energy Economy is a national energy policy think tank founded by former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and based at Colorado State University. The Center works primarily with governors, legislators, regulators and utilities on building a clean energy economy in America. Among its resources are the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker, which monitors state energy legislation around the nation, and SPOT, a hub of information on existing state clean energy policies and future policy opportunities.
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops and promulgates legal techniques to address climate change, and to train the next generation of lawyers who will be leaders in the field. The Sabin Center is both a partner to and resource for public interest legal institutions engaged in climate change work. The center addresses a critical need for the systematic development of legal techniques to fight climate change outside of the realm of judicial litigation, and the compilation and dissemination of information for lawyers in the public, private and NGO sectors.
The Partnership for Responsible Growth’s principal goal is a climate policy that can win bipartisan support, creates long-term economic incentives to capitalize on American innovation while protecting our manufacturers’ competitiveness, and uses the free marketplace to strengthen the economy while taking real aggressive and effective action on climate change.
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) unites prominent military and business leaders to develop and advocate for policies that improve America’s energy security by significantly curtailing our dependence on oil and promoting responsible use of our domestic energy resources. SAFE relies on the knowledge and experience of four-star retired military officers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and its expert staff to produce high-quality, fact based analysis and policy recommendations for lawmakers, regulatory agencies, and the public.
The Center for American Progress is an independent nonpartisan but progressive policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans with innovative policy ideas. CAP says “We believe an effective government can earn the trust of the American people, champion the common good over narrow self-interest, and harness the strength of our diversity.”
The Center for Climate and Security (CCS) is a non-partisan security and foreign policy institute with a distinguished Advisory Board of military, security and foreign policy experts. The Center considers climate change as a significant and unprecedented threat to international security. It strives to help create a climate-resilient international security landscape. To further this goal, CCS facilitates policy development processes and dialogues, provides analysis, conducts research, and acts as a resource hub in the climate and security field.
The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate and energy policies in the United States and serves as a resource to state and local communities that are working to cut carbon pollution and prepare for climate change. The Center works extensively with government officials, academics, and an array of stakeholders. It analyzes the provisions of federal policy relevant to state and local government, works with states on developing innovative new policies, and encourages policymakers to learn from state experience.
The World Resources Institute is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and more. Its work focuses on six issues: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.
At the suggestion of the White House, the Center for the New Energy Economy convened more than 100 of America’s thought leaders to identify additional steps the President and his Administration could take to address climate change and the nation’s transition to clean energy. The result was Powering Forward, a report containing more than 200 new ideas for presidential action on five specific topics: energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation fuels, responsible natural gas production, and 21st century business models for electric utilities. http://cnee.colostate.edu/publications