Permitting & Regulatory Reform

Modernizing regulations, streamlining processes, and reducing costs while maintaining environmental integrity will accelerate the pace of infrastructure development and domestic resource production, resulting in economic gains for America and reduced global emissions.

March 1st, 2024
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The United States has the opportunity to add more renewable energy to our grid by unleashing the heat beneath our feet: geothermal energy. However, to power homes and businesses across the country with this clean energy resource, we need a commonsense review process that helps get much needed projects approved and puts shovels in the […]

February 28th, 2024
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today applauded U.S. House passage by a bipartisan vote of 365-36-1 of H.R. 6544, the Atomic Energy Advancement Act, led by U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security Chair and member of the Conservative Climate Caucus Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.). “The advancement of nuclear […]

November 30th, 2023
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Time and time again we’ve seen new clean energy projects thwarted by serial litigation. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) therefore applauds 2023 Clean Energy Champion Senator Bill Cassidy for leading the introduction of the Revising and Enhancing Project Authorizations Impacted by Review (REPAIR) Act, which streamlines the permitting process for U.S. energy, manufacturing, and […]

October 13th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams today applauded the announcement to invest $7 billion from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to seven regional clean hydrogen hubs across the nation.    “The commitment to clean hydrogen is a crucial step toward increasing the United States’ clean energy leadership and security, and the location and diversity […]

October 3rd, 2023
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Hydropower plays a major role in the United States’ renewable energy portfolio, generating about 6 percent of total U.S. utility-scale electricity generation. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently reintroduced the Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity and River Restoration Act of 2023. The legislation strives to expand the use of hydropower and incentivizes much needed upgrades to […]

August 24th, 2023
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The CRES team joined the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) in Des Moines, Iowa, for the CEN Conclave. The Conclave is an annual event that brings together CEN coalition members from 24 states across the country, technical experts, industry representatives, and policymakers; and its placement in Iowa was especially appropriate.  Iowa has paved the way for […]

June 27th, 2023
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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 […]

June 26th, 2023
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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. […]

June 2nd, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams released the following statement in response to U.S. Senate passage of the Fiscal Responsibility Act:    “CRES has long advocated for Congress to improve America’s permitting processes to accelerate clean energy deployment and provide certainty for project developers and investors, while protecting important clean energy tax credits.   […]

May 17th, 2023
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What a treat it was to visit with Bill Sullivan on the SolarFit Renewable Energy Show. We had a chance to talk not only about my recent trip to Sarasota, Florida, for the FlaSEIA Solar and Storage Summit but also about current challenges and opportunities in the clean energy space.   Here are just a few highlights from our conversation. […]

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