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Accelerating deep decarbonization through pragmatic climate solutions

The Challenge

The climate crisis is one of the most complex challenges in human history

And in the United States, both Republican and Democratic-led states are experiencing the harsh consequences of unmitigated climate change. In response, policymakers are increasingly searching for solutions that will put the U.S. on a path towards deep decarbonization within the next 30 years. These decisions need to be made strategically.

Achieving a net-zero emissions economy in the timeframe climate science demands will require collaboration from government, environmental justice communities, and business partners. That’s where we come in.

Our Approach

We lead with an inclusive portfolio of affordable and reliable technology solutions

Our approach is pragmatic and ambitious. CATF Action exists to do more than advocate for decarbonization in the existing political context, it aims to promote a political environment conducive to pursuing pathways to zero emissions before mid-century.

At CATF Action we firmly believe that the U.S. must consider a broader range of technology solutions to the climate challenge—from electrification and renewables to zero-carbon fuels and carbon capture. As we transition to a carbon-neutral economy, we must ensure energy remains affordable and reliable for everyone in the U.S. while also expanding access to zero-emissions energy in developing countries. 

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to lead on developing and commercializing industrial and power sector decarbonization technologies. These investments will preserve and create new American manufacturing and construction jobs and elevate U.S. leadership by exporting those solutions to the world.

The Solution

Investing in a clean economy is the winning strategy

To tackle the climate crisis before irreversible damage is done to our planet, we must keep all solutions on the table. In fact, there is already a powerful suite of policy solutions and technologies that can help us transition not only to carbon-free energy, but most importantly to a carbon-free economy:

  • Icon: EnergyClean electricity standard
    (or alternate power sector CO₂ reduction framework)
  • Icon: Oil rigControlling super pollutants, like methane
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  • Icon: MoleculesCarbon capture and storage (CCS)
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  • Icon: Water dropletZero-carbon fuels, like hydrogen and ammonia
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  • Icon: Nuclear EnergyAdvanced nuclear energy
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  • Icon: Power from belowAdvanced geothermal energy technologies
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Federal investment and policies to support these technologies – from research, development, deployment, and demonstration to regulations and standards – will allow us to decarbonize the U.S. economy, reduce air pollution, and improve public health outcomes, all while enjoying the necessities and conveniences of modern life.

Our Purpose

CATF Action’s mission is to educate policymakers and build the political coalitions needed to secure the policies and technologies required to achieve a prosperous, zero-emissions world

CATF Action supports U.S. policies that will foster the innovation required to decarbonize the economy, improve air quality, and create pathways to zero-carbon energy for communities in transition. Donate to CATF Action.

Clean Air Task Force Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization and the counterpart of Clean Air Task Force. CATF Action works to advance political and advocacy work that is legally not permitted under the Clean Air Task Force 501 (c) (3) status.

Take Action

Let’s build inclusive, broad-based support for climate action today

CATF Action recognizes the need to organize and grow a political constituency on the ground in states and congressional districts that strengthens support for a carbon-free transition. By strategically elevating decarbonization’s economic and environmental benefits, we can build broad-based coalitions and support in Congress that lead to results rather than gridlock.

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