Idea 58

Facilitate Transition to More Sustainable, Less Polluting Power

About the Problem

America’s fleet of nuclear, coal and natural gas power plants are aging rapidly.


About the Policy

Change incentives in the energy marketplace to encourage utilities to invest in more sustainable power generation such as nuclear, natural gas, renewables and efficiency. This could include federal incentives to encourage capacity markets instead of competitive markets, which create better price signals for investments in cleaner fuels.

Public Support

80% of All Polled
87% of Democrats
77% of Republicans
76% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%