On politically paralyzed Capitol Hill, Cater launched a multi-media report showing Americans from across the political spectrum getting on with the business of building a clean energy future.
Clean Cars in Motor City
At the historic heart of America’s auto industry, Detroit has not always been eager to embrace more efficient cars. But Cater worked with the president of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association to engage national and key Detroit media through radio tours and a column touting electric vehicles in the elusive Detroit News.
Cater organized five grassroots tours with Young Conservatives for Energy Reform and CNA Military Advisory Board members in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and South Carolina. Retired generals explained the economic and national security benefits of reducing fossil fuel dependence.
As leaders in the Northeast were negotiating changes to the nation’s first effort to put a mandatory price on carbon, Cater spearheaded Businesses for a Clean Economy’s work explaining the economic benefits of setting strong pollution limits.
Cater Communications worked closely with the nonpartisan, nonprofit group Next 10 to create and publicize research that drives people to take a fresh look at California’s growing clean energy economy and the forces that influence it.
Cater launched CalCharge’s Battery University at San Jose State. It’s the world’s first master’s degree program in advanced energy storage technology, and Bill Gates took to Twitter to call it a “great idea.”
Stop Fooling California
Cater’s Stop Fooling California, an online and social media campaign, has reached more than 2 million people, exposing Big Oil’s efforts to derail California’s clean energy and clean fuel standards.
America’s Power Plan
Cater spearheaded the strategic release of America’s Power Plan, a project curated by the Energy Foundation and Energy Innovation, which engaged electricity sector leaders in VIP conversations around the country.