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Nisbet, Matthew C. (2018): Strategic philanthropy in the post-Cap-and-Trade years. Reviewing U.S. climate and energy foundation funding

Nisbet, Matthew C. (2018): Strategic philanthropy in the post-Cap-and-Trade years. Reviewing U.S. climate and energy foundation funding. In WIREs Clim Change 54 (3), e524. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.524.

"Funding has favored “insider” groups that push for policy action by way of negotiation, coalition building, and compromise, rather than “outsider” groups that specialize in grassroots organizing. Philanthropists have also placed less priority on funding for other low‐carbon energy sources such as nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, or natural gas, nor have they invested in actions intended to boost societal resilience, protect public health, or to address questions of equity and justice. But in the years following the failure of the 2010 Federal cap and trade bill, a review of available grants from 19 major foundations indicates that philanthropists responded to calls for new directions."

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