The American Jobs Project
Led by Governor Jennifer Granholm, The American Jobs Project will send teams of students interested in politics, climate, energy and jobs in order to craft strategies in partnership with universities, stakeholders, businesses, and government. The research project will result in a detailed roadmap that will include economic modeling and engineering forecasting for innovative energy jobs creation; the policy recommendations will flow from each state’s incumbent industry and geography.
The Center for Carbon Removal
The Center for Carbon Removal (“CCR”) is a non-profit initiative designed to catalyze research and development into carbon removal technologies, i.e. technologies that are capable of removing and sequestering excess carbon from the atmosphere and/or oceans to generate net-negative emissions. Building on a number of recent reports from organizations such as the IPCC, UNEP, and National Academy of Sciences that have called for increased R&D for carbon removal approaches, the CCR is assembling a group of leading academics to identify what research activities will help advance the development of carbon removal approaches.
Informing Federal Government on Climate Policy – Using Existing Tools to Address Climate Change
At the request of Senator Whitehouse’s Bicameral Taskforce on Climate Change, Professor Steve Weissman and Romany Webb have been identifying action the Executive can take, on the basis of current legal authority, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase clean energy use. The project focuses on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the Department of the Interior (DOI), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).