Who We Are


The Climate & Energy Project seeks to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in America’s Heartland through the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice.


The Climate & Energy Project:

  • Connects people, organizations, and ideas
  • Facilitates productive, pragmatic, long-term solutions
  • Presents balanced facts
  • Ensures that a wide range of voices are represented


CEP aims to infuse certain core values into community, regional, and national discussions of climate and energy.

  • Stewardship
    Making a commitment to safeguarding and sustaining the earth and its resources for future generations
  • Resilience
    Developing flexible energy and food systems with the strength and diversity needed to survive disruptions in climate or national security
  • Balance
    Acknowledging that all energy technologies have benefits and burdens, and that citizenship demands weighing this balance carefully
  • Innovation
    Supporting creative implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that are environmentally and socially sustainable