Crenshaw Leads Efforts to Create Jobs and Grow Texas’ Clean Energy Economy
WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally announced its endorsement of Rep. Dan Crenshaw in his reelection bid for the U.S. House in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District.
In order to receive CRES’s endorsement, candidates must acknowledge a role for the federal government in reducing America’s carbon emissions and developing a robust clean energy industry, as well as demonstrate leadership on policy initiatives related to climate change and emissions reduction.
“Congressman Dan Crenshaw has played a key role in advancing the clean energy technologies that have created over 241,000 jobs in Texas,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “During his time in the U.S. House, Congressman Crenshaw has worked to promote a safe and healthy environment, introduced legislation to advance carbon capture and sequestration technologies, and supported job-creating policies that strengthen our energy economy. CRES is proud to formally endorse Dan Crenshaw in his reelection bid for the U.S. House in Texas’ 2nd Congressional District.”
“We need to stop offering the American people a false choice of inaction or economy-crushing regulations when it comes to climate change,” said Congressman Dan Crenshaw. “We can protect American energy independence, strengthen our economy, and reduce emissions all at the same time. That’s a top priority for me in Congress and I’m proud to receive the support of CRES in this fight.”
CRES-endorsed candidates have contributed to a policy landscape to advance clean energy and emissions reductions in a way that puts the needs of the country first. Examples of initiatives and legislation championed by CRES and endorsed candidates have included reforming and reauthorizing ARPA-E and advanced nuclear research and development; commonsense, market-based emissions-reduction policies, including legislation to help farmers, ranchers and landowners embrace sustainable farming practices and participate in voluntary carbon markets; and policy solutions to incentivize the next generation of hydropower, wind, solar and geothermal generation, among others.
Congressman Crenshaw’s record on clean energy includes the following:
- Introduced the Launching Energy Advancement and Development through Innovations for Natural Gas (LEADING) Act, which would incentivize research and development of carbon capture technology for natural gas to ensure a reliable, affordable, and environmentally-sound energy supply.
- Introduced the New Energy Frontiers Through Carbon Innovation Act, a bill to establish and support the research, development, and demonstration of advanced carbon capture and utilization technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and for other purposes.
- Co-sponsored the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, legislation that directs the DOE to establish a research, development and demonstration program for grid-scale energy storage.
- Co-sponsored the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Reauthorization Act of 2019, which is a successful DOE program which provides funding for transformative, early stage energy research in support of American energy security and economic competitiveness.
- Co-sponsored A Trillion Trees Act, legislation that establishes forest management, reforestation and utilization practices to help reduce carbon emissions.