American Clean Skies Foundation
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|Headquarters||Washington, D.C., USA|
|Key people||Gregory C. Staple, CEO
Robert Hefner III, board member
|Products||Energy and environmental policy|
American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization based in Washington DC. According to their website  they promote a cleaner, low-carbon environment through expanded use of natural gas, renewables and efficiency.
ACSF has, in the past, funded EnergyNOW!, a 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."
The Foundation 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 publishes a quarterly magazine about its activities called the Clean Skies Bulletin.
- American Clean Skies Foundation
- "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