- American Clean Skies Foundation
American Clean Skies Foundation Type 501(c)(3), Non-profit Founded 2007 Headquarters Washington, D.C., USA Key people Gregory C. Staple, CEO
Aubrey McClendon, Chairman
Robert Hefner III, board member
Products Energy and environmental policy Website cleanskies.org
American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to research and debate on clean energy. ACSF's mission is to promote understanding and discussion of issues related to energy--to expand America's energy options.
ACSF helps to fund EnergyNOW! weekly television news magazine devoted to energy, climate and the environment.
The Foundation co-hosted with the U.N. Foundation and the Worldwatch Institute a panel discussion at the December 2010 Copenhagen climate summit entitled "Natural Gas, Renewables and Efficiency: Pathways to a Low-Carbon Economy." At Copenhagen, it also released a working paper on "North America's New Natural Gas Resources and their Potential Impact on Energy and Climate Security."
Chairing the ACSF's board of directors is founder Aubrey McClendon, the CEO of natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Although Chesapeake Energy is a prime source of funds for the foundation, it actively seeks financial and in-kind support from a wide range of sources.
Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded a two-year study in 2010 that recommended expanded use of natural gas in the nation's power and transportation sectors. The study cited the availability of natural gas and the environmental benefits of using it instead of coal in power generation. The study, partly financed by the American Clean Skies Foundation, received media attention. 
The Foundation encourages a better understanding of the full costs of various fuels. In recent comments filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for example, Clean Skies urged the commission to investigate "how market prices can fully reflect efficiency, health and environmental concerns."
ACSF previously published a quarterly magazine, the American Clean Skies Journal, which covered issues relating to energy and the environment. American Clean Skies was printed on a biodegradable polypropylene sheet rather than on paper made from trees.
- ^ American Clean Skies Foundation
- ^ energynow
- ^ "About Us," American Clean Skies Foundation
- ^ http://web.mit.edu/mitei/research/studies/report-natural-gas.pdf
- ^ "MIT Researchers See Natural Gas as the Choice for Lower Carbon Emissions." http://www.nytimes.com/cwire/2010/06/25/25climatewire-mit-researchers-see-natural-gas-as-the-choic-68486.html?scp=1&sq=mit%20shale%20gAS&st=cse
- ^ http://www.cleanskies.org/pdf/Foster-ACSF-FERC-Excerpt.pdf
- ^ Fortune, CNNMoney.com, Meet Mr. Gas by David Whitford, http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/30/magazines/fortune/whitford_chesapeake.fortune/index3.htm
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