Grid Modernization

The future of a secure, reliable, and resilient grid will rely heavily on expanded energy storage, smart-grid infrastructure, and new transmission that combined will allow for a seamless integration of all sources of energy.

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 …

Strengthening America’s Power Grid Through Microgrids   Read More

June 26th, 2023

The House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals recently hosted a hearing titled, “Clean Power Plan 2.0: EPA’s Latest Attack on America’s Electric Reliability,” to examine recently proposed rules by the Biden Administration to mandate that natural gas and coal-powered power plants utilize carbon capture technologies or shut down. …

RealClearEnergy: Biden’s Clean Power Plan 2.0 Threatens U.S. Energy Reliability and Innovation  Read More

April 21st, 2023

In a piece published by the Anchorage Daily News, U.S. Representative John Curtis (R-Utah) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams discussed their participation at the 2023 Arctic Encounter in Anchorage, AK, and key takeaways from Alaska’s approach to all-of-the-above energy. “What was clear to us is that energy production is critical to Alaska’s …

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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 …

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September 6th, 2022

The U.S. needs technology innovation, upgrades to and expansion of existing energy infrastructure, and supply chain investment to drive down domestic and global emissions, increase U.S. energy security and keep energy prices affordable for U.S. consumers. However, a convoluted regulatory regime and permitting process is hampering the U.S.’s ability to meet these concurrent goals. The …

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November 6th, 2021
Press Release

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions issued the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “CRES commends the House and Senate for passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and we especially thank the 13 House Republicans and 19 Senate Republicans who worked with …

CRES Statement on Passage of H.R.3684, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Read More

August 23rd, 2021

Why is it that when we all agree something is broken, it becomes much harder to fix? So it goes with America’s infrastructure, or the stuff that makes modern life modern.  The roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, energy grids, water systems and sewers that America is built on separates us from our pioneering forefathers, and when …

Heather Reams in The Hill: Boulevards of broken dreams Read More

August 23rd, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2021 – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today called on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to swiftly bring to the House floor the freestanding bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which passed the U.S. Senate in July with strong bipartisan support. So far, the Speaker has insisted that the House …

CRES: Speaker Pelosi Stop Playing Politics with America’s Infrastructure Read More

August 3rd, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2021 – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today unveiled a multistate $1.5 million broadcast and digital advertising campaign to raise awareness about the importance of passing a bipartisan infrastructure package and to garner support for investing in projects to improve America’s roads and bridges, strengthen our country’s competitiveness, and secure our power grid …

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June 14th, 2021

RealClearEnergy Heather Reams June 14, 2021 Normally the tedium of an inside-the-Beltway debate about infrastructure makes even die-hard Washington watchers completely zone out – but this year is different. People are paying attention now because they know our economic future is as much at stake as our nation’s roadways and bridges. And they are closely …

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