Acadia Center works at the junction of climate change and energy, including transportation, land use, carbon emissions reduction, mitigation, consumer-side energy resources, and power generation.
Acadia Center keeps the big picture in plain sight while following targeted and thorough advocacy efforts across and within numerous economic sectors. This comprehensive approach is needed to having high-impact results. For instance, Acadia Center’s EnergyVision details how changes in many sectors could put the northeast region on track to reduce emissions by over 80% by 2050.
Acadia Center undertakes tests from several angles, with expertise and strategies that go across several disciplines. This method shows the difficulty of the issues and influences a range of skillsets and networks.
Energy efficiency is the cleanest and cheapest fuel. It produces big savings for consumers and is the basis to a sustainable, carbon-less energy future. By lessening need on the power grid, efficiency reduces the problem of shared infrastructure costs.
Acadia Center promotes and designs complementary policies and market-based strategies that encourage cleaner energy supplies in every sector.
Acadia Center spreads policies that level the playing field so renewable power can equally participate and thrive. Allocated energy resources like rooftop solar create clean energy while improving customer control over energy bills and decreasing the need for grid infrastructure and polluting power plants.
The Next Generation Solar Framework program offers a maintainable policy approach that compensates solar based on proven value, while confirming equitable payment for sustaining the grid.
RGGI has assisted Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states lessen power plant emissions considerably while producing health and economic benefits in the region. This efficient model can and should be spread to other states, as well as cover additional sectors like heating fuels and transportation. Emissions reductions can also be accomplished by putting a price on pollution via a carbon fee that encourages changes in behavior and evens out the field for cleaner energy supplies.