The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Energy Project and a panel of experts held a discussion on how early action is accounted for in the Clean Power Plan. This panel of experts from state, utility and environmental advocate perspectives discussed the treatment of: energy efficiency savings prior to 2020, renewable energy and existing cap-and-trade programs, among other topics.
With ISIS and international extremists dominating the international news coverage, the threat of terrorism is at the forefront of Americans’ minds. In light of these developments, BPC will release a new threat assessment on September 23, authored by Peter Bergen, a member of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.
Chief executives from some of the nation’s largest companies and BPC released a groundbreaking report that shares the companies’ most successful strategies for addressing the nation’s most pressing health care challenges. The report also includes a call to employers to join their commitment to improve the health and wellness of individuals, improve the health of communities, and improve the health care system.
"With the stakes so high, we cannot afford to fail. As the Bipartisan Policy Center knows better than anyone, housing is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is an American issue."
BPC's Energy Project hosted a discussion on consolidated storage of nuclear waste.
BPC's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative released its new white paper on systemic risk. The paper—authored by John Dugan, Peter Fisher and Cantwell Muckenfuss—offers bold recommendations to improve our ability to effectively monitor risk to the financial system, prevent damaging runs and panics and combat future financial crises.
The BPC Housing Commission hosted a regional forum in Sun Valley, ID. The forum explored pressing issues in housing today - housing finance reform and the future of FHA, innovation in rural housing, and community lenders and the role of small banks - and featured both keynote remarks and panel discussions by key members of Congress and leaders in the housing industry.
Americans’ number one financial worry is their ability to prepare for retirement. The wide variety of risks they face in preparing for and making it through a financially secure retirement means that some have good reason to be anxious. But there is a lot of diversity in the challenges each family faces and what tools they have to manage those risks. BPC hosted a discussion on the retirement system in the U.S., where it is strong, and where it could be improved.
BPC's Immigration Task Force hosted a discussion on the current child immigration crisis at our nation’s southern border.
BPC's American Energy Innovation Council gathered experts, business leaders, academics and policymakers to assess the state of American energy innovation and new approaches to drive more resources into it.