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Federal investment in research, development, and deployment can bring new, low-carbon technologies to the market in greater numbers and support America’s continued leadership in global emissions reductions.

December 15th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) applauds the U.S. Department of Energy announcement to award $890 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to developers of three large-scale carbon capture projects.   “Carbon capture is an essential piece of our domestic energy make up and growth,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “These facilities in North Dakota, California, […]

October 25th, 2023

The Department of Energy recently announced nearly $3.5 billion in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to strengthen U.S. power grids. One tranche of this funding will invest specifically in 400 microgrids to boost reliability and resilience.   With the ability to operate completely independently or toggle access to the larger grid […]

July 7th, 2023

In June, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $135 million in funding for 40 projects that will help the United States continue to reduce carbon emissions from our world-class industrial sector.   The funding, primarily from the Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office, was awarded in six topic areas: Decarbonizing Chemicals, Decarbonizing Iron and Steel, Decarbonizing […]

June 27th, 2023

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 […]

May 3rd, 2023

CRES recently endorsed the bipartisan, bicameral Increased TSP Access Act, legislation that would enhance climate-smart agriculture practices and address the nationwide technical service provider (TSP) shortage. The bill expands upon framework in the 2018 Farm Bill and builds upon progress made with the Growing Climate Solutions Act directs USDA to establish a process to approve non-Federal […]

April 26th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams released the following statement after House passage of the debt ceiling package: “CRES recognizes the Limit, Save, Grow Act is a Republican starting point to negotiate with an unwilling White House on the debt limit. From CRES’ inception, we have worked with Congress to pass commonsense, durable solutions that […]

March 28th, 2023

In an op-ed posted in RealClear Energy, CRES President Heather Reams described H.R. 1, Lower Energy Costs Act, as a win for American clean energy and national security.   Over the last few decades, the United States government has unfortunately served as a roadblock to American energy leadership. Fortunately, the Lower Energy Costs Act represents the most meaningful federal permitting reform […]

March 2nd, 2023

U.S. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) reintroduced the Hydrogen Infrastructure Initiative, a bipartisan package of four bills to support the adoption of hydrogen technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of energy-intensive industries, including trucking and manufacturing.  CRES endorsed the Initiative because hydrogen technologies are critical to U.S. efforts to lower global emissions, […]

June 2nd, 2022
Press Release

Heather Reams, president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), today released the following statement in response to the announcement of the first of the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force‘s six part policy agenda: “Since its inception, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force, under the leadership of Rep. Garret Graves, has brought a needed […]

March 11th, 2022
Press Release

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions issued the following statement on the bipartisan omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Biden today: “Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) commends Congress for working together to pass record federal energy research and development funding in the omnibus appropriations legislation signed into law by President Biden today. This funding bill will accelerate U.S.-led innovation by promoting […]

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