Articles by Richard W. Caperton
Richard W. Caperton is a policy analyst with the Energy Opportunity team at American Progress. He works on several issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy, including renewable energy finance and investment in energy infrastructure. Prior to joining American Progress, Richard was a policy fellow at the Alliance for Climate Protection and worked in government relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
The Congressional Budget Office found that shifting to cleaner electricity generation is an affordable and effective way to reduce carbon emissions.
We often talk about electric rates as if the only thing that goes into determining them is the power source. In some sense, this is right: If a utility’s power costs go up, and nothing else changes, the price they charge consumers will likely eventually go up. But, this understanding doesn’t fully appreciate the role […]
Rep. Paul Ryan.Photo: Gage SkidmoreCross-posted from the Center for American Progress. House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) proposed fiscal year 2012 budget resolution is a backward-looking plan that would benefit Big Oil companies at the expense of middle-class Americans. It retains $40 billion in Big Oil tax loopholes while completely eliminating investments in the […]