A Look Into the 2023 CRES and CEN Annual Congressional Fly-in 

This June, CRES was proud to again partner with the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) to bring state and local leaders to meet with their Congressional representatives in Washington to advocate for a commonsense legislation that increases American energy production, reduces global emissions, strengthens the U.S. economy, and lessens our dependence on foreign adversaries.

This year’s fly-in included nearly 50 leaders from 19 states who conducted more than 80 meetings with U.S. House and Senate Republicans to deliver a single message: Expanding American clean energy is good policy and good politics. 

CRES President Heather Reams and CEN CEO John Szoka highlighted the fly-in in an op-ed for The Hill – click here to read more

Over two impactful days, our team championed U.S. policies that will help lower global emissions, including: 

  • Permitting reform for clean energy projects and increasing the critical mineral supply chain domestically and from our allies 
  • Tax incentives for the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, such as: 
    • Carbon capture, utilization, and storage tax credits 
    • Production Tax Credits (PTC) for clean hydrogen, advanced manufacturing, and nuclear power plants 
    • Investment Tax Credits (ITC) for energy storage, biogas, and microgrid controllers 
  • Policies to increase American manufacturing competitiveness, such as: 
    • Research and support for low-emissions steel, cement, concrete, and asphalt processes, projects, and domestic supply chains 
    • Collaboration between U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) program offices 
    • Technical assistance for U.S. manufacturers and contractors seeking to innovate 
  • Funding of important DOE research, development, and deployment programs to strengthen U.S. innovation, grow good-paying jobs, and our clean energy leadership  

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