About Our Current Projects
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid
DGA originally helped launch ACEG in 2008 when the initiative was part of the Energy Future Coalition at the United Nations Foundation. In 2017, the leaders of ACEG tapped DGA to help develop the Coalition as an independent non-profit public interest organization and direct the overall strategy, policy objectives, and communication goals of the group. DGA continues to help manage the diverse coalition of key transmission stakeholders.
Combined Heat and Power Alliance
DGA initiated this project to help make U.S. manufacturers more competitive by reducing their energy costs and improving their resilience to power outages. CHP and WHP can be more than twice as efficient as the separate generation of heat and electricity. And greater efficiency translates to both lower energy costs and reduced emissions. What’s more, because CHP systems can operate independently of the grid, they can keep the lights and power on during extreme weather events.
Corporate Climate Initiative
Large institutional buyers are changing the energy and climate landscape. Starting with an initial focus on buying wind and solar energy, Fortune 500 companies and other large institutions are now broadening their focus – establishing comprehensive science-based climate goals, decarbonizing their operations, scaling up their purchases of clean energy, electrifying transportation systems, utilizing innovative renewable thermal technologies, increasing energy storage, and more.
Through its Corporate Climate Initiative, DGA connects corporate sustainability leaders across a variety of industries to federal and state policy opportunities, which can accelerate and lower the costs of meeting corporate climate goals. DGA analyzes and reports on policy and market trends relevant to meeting corporate climate goals. For more than a decade, we have helped companies engage with policy makers and other opinion leaders and make the business case for climate and clean energy policies.
Renewable Thermal Collaborative
DGA facilitates the RTC in collaboration with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and the World Wildlife Fund. The RTC seeks to educate both practitioners and policymakers about the urgent need to address renewable options for thermal energy, continue to identify specific market barriers to renewable thermal technologies, enable delivery of cost-competitive renewable thermal options, improve marketplace and financing for renewable thermal technologies, and develop long-term vision for scaling up renewable thermal technologies in U.S.
Accelerating the Adoption of Electric Trucks and EV Charging Infrastructure
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has partnered with Atlas Public Policy, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and David Gardiner and Associates (DGA) to explore the landscape and outlook for electric trucks for freight movement, which could have a substantial benefit for carbon emission reductions.