Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) (Washington, DC)


  • Name:Allison Bender
  • Title:Development Officer

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  • Organization Name:Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP)
  • Address:750 First ST NE
    Suite 940
    Washington, DC 20002
    United States

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  • Main phone:202-408-9260

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  • Mission:
  • The Center for Clean Air Policy's (CCAP) mission is to significantly advance cost-effective and pragmatic air quality and climate policy through analysis, dialogue and education to reach a broad range of policy-makers and stakeholders worldwide. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, nonprofit think tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, U.S. national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CCAP helps policy-makers around the world develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. Current climate and air quality initiatives worldwide include: Multi-stakeholder dialogues; Education and outreach; Qualitative and quantitative research; Technical analyses of emission mitigation and climate adaptation options; and Policy solutions and recommendations development

  • Overview:
  • U.S. Climate Policy Initiative:Moving a National Climate Policy Forward

    CCAP works with a range of stakeholders through our U.S. Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) to identify and support cost-effective policies in the United States that can win the support necessary for implementation. CPI builds upon CCAP’s almost 30-year history of constructive behind-the-scenes dialogues and in-depth analyses that led to the adoption of policies and programs in various states, including New York and California, as well as the landmark U.S. sulfur dioxide emissions trading program that established a successful market-based program for pollution reduction.

    While action to enact comprehensive climate legislation in the U.S. Congress has stalled, complementary energy policies that produce tangible reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are still explored and pursued. Additionally, there are opportunities to use Clean Air Act regulatory authority to achieve carbon emissions reductions in key industry sectors. Action on climate and energy policy issues from leading states has also blazed paths for others to follow. Even in the absence of comprehensive climate legislation, policies to support energy efficiency and lower-emitting energy resources – at all levels of government – are mitigating emissions while improving air quality. CPI’s multi-stakeholder forum involves industry leaders, environmental groups, and state and federal government officials to develop cutting-edge policies to address climate change and related issues.

    The Dialogue Process:
    Dialogue Meetings: CPI utilizes a series of dialogue meetings to build a common understanding of the climate and energy challenge and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative policy solutions. CCAP’s time-tested dialogue process has been used effectively to develop analysis and policy recommendations, as well as help reach political consensus.

    Policy Briefings: CCAP provides educational briefings to policy makers on specific topics covered in the dialogue process. Officials and staff from EPA, DOE, and Congress also participate in the dialogue as observers.

  • History:
  • Since 1985, CCAP has made its mark on climate and air quality policy and earned respect around the globe for its innovative policy development and market-based solutions. CCAP was established by a group of state governors to develop and promote innovative policy approaches to major state, federal, and international environmental and energy problems. Since its inception, CCAP's work has been guided by the belief that sound energy and environmental policy solutions serve both economic and environmental interests. A few key impacts of CCAP's domestic climate policy initiative include:

    CCAP worked to usher in a new era in environmental policy by helping design and push for inclusion of a market-based acid rain control program in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Building an effective coalition, CCAP played a major role in the passage of SO2 emissions trading programs in the Clean Air Act amendments. This act was the first federal environmental program to allow companies to comply with pollution limits through emissions trading. The legislation remains one of the most effective, most popular and lowest cost environmental programs still active today.

    CCAP worked to establish the world’s first energy-sector joint implementation project. CCAP brokered a financing deal between three U.S. utility companies and the city of Decin in the Czech Republic to convert a district heating plant from lignite coal to clean-burning natural gas cogeneration. It was the first successful Joint Implementation project in Decin, CZ under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The plant retrofit resulted in a 31 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, virtual elimination of SO2, particulate and ash emissions associated with the plant, as well as nearly 12,000 fewer tons of lignite coal burned annually in the heavily industrialized Decin region. The project that not only achieved its environmental goal of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving local air quality through cleaner burning fuels, but it also contained a strong legal and financial structure.

    CCAP published a groundbreaking analysis of environmental effects of utility deregulation and the FERC order 888. CCAP’s input enhanced policymakers’ understanding of the need for policies protecting the environment in deregulated markets, where market participants lack incentives to consider environmental implications of activities.

    CCAP worked with stakeholders on Minnesota's Mercury Contamination Reduction Initiative Advisory Council to develop a cost-effective program that included emissions banking as a way to encourage voluntary and early reduction of mercury emissions. As a result of CCAP's efforts, Minnesota passed a state-wide mercury reduction goal.

    Working with New York since 2001, CCAP developed a comprehensive climate policy strategy for New York that directly led to the creation of the first carbon trading system in the United Sates. CCAP facilitated meetings of New York’s Greenhouse Gas Task Force and provided analytic support to produce a final set of recommendations. Ten states signed on to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont – agreeing to stabilize power sector CO2 emissions at the capped level through 2014. The cap will then be reduced by 2.5 percent in each of the four years from 2015 to 2018, for a total of 10 percent.

  • Year established:1985
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:17
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:24


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:52-1423164

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  • EIN:521423164
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  • Organization Address:750 1ST ST NE STE 940
  • Organization City:WASHINGTON
  • Organization State:DC
  • Organization Zip:20002-4257
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1986
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):379
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:C050
  • Asset Amount:$1,235,834
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,790,269
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,790,269
  • Last Updated:2/23/2018 6:25:55 pm

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