The PROVE IT Act Will Harness the U.S. Carbon Advantage

U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) recently introduced bipartisan legislation— the Providing Reliable, Objective, Verifiable Emissions Intensity and Transparency (PROVE IT) Act—to help the United States capitalize on its carbon advantage.  

American manufacturing is among the cleanest in the world, and this bill will ensure we have verifiable data to prove it and help hold countries with greater carbon emissions – like China – accountable.  

The PROVE IT Act directs the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a comprehensive study comparing the emissions intensity of certain goods produced in the United States to the emissions of those same goods produced in the foreign countries like China.  

CRES is proud to endorse this legislation, and CRES President Heather Reams joined numerous industry stakeholders and advocacy groups in issuing the following statement of support: 

“Thanks to innovation and a free-market system that rewards efficiency, goods manufactured in the U.S. are 40 percent more carbon-efficient than the world average. The contrast is even more stark when compared to products manufactured in China, where the average production emissions are more than 300 percent greater than in the U.S.,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “Leveraging American innovation, public sector investments, and a reformed regulatory process will unleash American energy more effectively to the benefit Americans and the world. Thank you to Senators Cramer and Coons for introducing this important legislation, so we can truly harness the United States’ carbon advantage and continue to hold countries like China accountable.”  

Click here to learn more about the PROVE IT Act.

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