Security and Investment Project

The CCS Security and Investment Project provided a comprehensive leadership strategy for the emerging energy economy and the trend to safer and more sustainable approaches. 

It detailed how past progress has been made by localities, states, and national agencies to meet climate, energy, and economic goals at the same time. And it pointed to specific new actions that can do more now.

The project addressed three important questions:

The answer to all three questions can be found in research conducted by CCS in 2012 and documented in our Security and Investment Project Report and International Energy Workshop Paper, “Developing and Assessing Economic, Energy, and Climate Security and Investment Options for the US.”

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Additional Publications on this Study:

The Great Recession or Progressive Energy Policies? Explaining the Decline in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forecasts: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management - Hal T. Nelson, David von Hippel, Tom Peterson, & Roman Garagulagian

Intergovernmental Climate Change Mitigation Policies: Theory and Outcomes: Journal of Public Policy - Hal T. Nelson, Adam Rose, Dan Wei, Thomas Peterson and Jeffrey Wennberg

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