[Letter to President Barack Obama from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Regarding Climate Change Strategy and Policy] [open pdf - 176KB]
This is a letter to President Barack Obama from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology regarding climate change strategy and policy. From the letter: "When you met with your Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the end of November, you noted that your Administration was in the process of developing a strategy for addressing climate change during your second term and you asked for our input. In this letter, we suggest six key components for consideration that we deem central to your climate change strategy and policy: (1) focus on national preparedness for climate change; (2) continue efforts to decarbonize the economy, with emphasis on the electricity sector; (3) level the playing field for clean-energy and energy-efficiency technologies by removing regulatory obstacles, addressing market failures, adjusting tax policies, and providing time-limited subsidies for clean energy when appropriate; (4) sustain research on next-generation clean-energy technologies and remove obstacles for their eventual deployment; (5) take additional steps to establish U.S. leadership on climate change internationally; and (6) conduct an initial Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)."
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