ACSF is an independent nonprofit working for cleaner energy in the U.S. transportation and power sectors.

We believe that renewables, natural gas and efficiency can all help to reduce harmful pollution and improve our country’s energy security. It is essential, therefore, that natural gas be produced in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

To advance these goals, the Foundation focuses on large scale fuel switching in the electric power sector based on innovative regulatory and business initiatives. It also promotes alternative fuel vehicles using public policy tools and demonstration projects. The Foundation’s projects are supported by a wide range of educational programs, including white papers, conferences, workshops, films, and web sites.

The Foundation is an affiliate member of the Sacramento, CA based Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT).


Gregory C. Staple serves as the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Learn more about our team.

Our Board of Directors

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David M. Lubitz

James A. Roth
Of Counsel, Phillips Murrah P.C. ; former member, Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Gregory C. Staple
Chief Executive Officer, ACSF

Our History

ACSF was co-founded in 2007 by Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO and Chairman of Chesapeake Energy. In February 2013, however, Mr. McClendon resigned from the ACSF Board and he no longer has any involvement with the Foundation.