Trade & Carbon Accounting

Policies that strengthen the global competitiveness of carbon efficient producers, such as the United States, will reduce global emissions. Capitalizing on America’s carbon advantage requires reliable metrics and measurements.

May 20th, 2024
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WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum today unveiled a white paper, “Growing the Industry for Clean Hydrogen,” authored by CRES Forum Senior Policy Manager Rebecca Lorenzen. The paper highlights how hydrogen can be used to decrease emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, strengthen U.S. energy leadership and increase our nation’s competitive edge, as well as significant policy gaps […]

January 18th, 2024
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“The PROVE IT Act will prove what we already know to be true: American-produced goods result in lower emissions than our economic competitors.” — CRES President Heather Reams WASHINGTON – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams applauded the advancement of S. 1863, the Providing Reliable, Objective, Verifiable Emissions Intensity and Transparency […]

January 17th, 2024
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“The American industrial sector does it better, whether producing building materials, fuels, fibers, paper products, solar cells, wind turbines or plastics.”– CRES President Heather Reams  WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams sent a letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Ranking Member Shelley Moore Capito […]

June 29th, 2023
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“We have some of the highest environmental and labor standards in the world, and it should be the United States leading the world in resource development – not the Chinese Communist Party.” — CRES President Heather Reams  WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum today unveiled a white paper, “How a New Trade Regime Can Counter […]

June 12th, 2023

House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) introduced legislation, the Hydropower Clean Energy Future Act, to encourage and expand clean, renewable, and reliable American hydropower generation though innovation and licensing reform.   Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), alongside other energy industry leaders supported the introduction of the bill, citing its […]

June 6th, 2023

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 […]

May 12th, 2023

Carbon removal and storage is key to mitigating the impacts of climate change. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) introduced the Carbon Removal and Emissions Storage Technologies (CREST) Act, with Senators King (I-ME), Cassidy (R-LA), and Coons (D-DE), boost the development and commercialization of carbon capture solutions.   CRES joined a group of likeminded […]

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 […]

December 23rd, 2022
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WASHINGTON, December 23, 2022—Heather Reams, president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), today released the following statement in response to the passage of key legislation championed by CRES—the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) and the Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions (SUSTAINS) Act—to support America’s agriculture sector, as well as […]

June 14th, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2022 — Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) submitted comments today urging the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revisit the proposed rule on climate-related disclosures. “CRES has long supported voluntary corporate greenhouse gas disclosures and voluntary commitments that address climate change,” wrote Heather Reams, president of CRES. “Consistent with this […]

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