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 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 …

CREST Act Enhances Carbon Removal Solutions Read More

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 …

RealClearEnergy: H.R. 1 Is a Win for American Clean Energy and National Security Read More

December 23rd, 2022
Press Release

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 …

CRES Applauds Passage of Natural Climate Solutions, Legislation to Increase American Competitiveness in Government Funding Bill Read More

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 view, we …

CRES Submits Comments to SEC on Overreaching Climate Disclosure Rule and Risks to American Companies Read More

November 17th, 2021
Letter of Support

Dear Chairwoman Feinstein and Ranking Member Kennedy and Chairwoman Kaptur and Ranking Member Simpson: As the U.S. House and Senate Subcommittees for Energy and Water Development finalize the Energy and Water Development Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) respectfully requests support for the following offices and programs within the U.S. …

CRES Letter to Energy and Water Development Subcommittee Chairs & Ranking Member Read More

March 11th, 2021
Press Release

“I’ve heard my Republican colleagues say, ‘look, the problem with agreeing to a specific goal or a specific target is they’ll just move it.’… Let’s set some goals. Let’s celebrate when we achieve those goals and be really careful about moving the goalposts in the middle of the game.” — Rep. John Curtis *Click here …

Curtis: United States Has Led on Carbon Reduction in a Dramatic Way, But Nobody’s Stopping to Celebrate Read More

December 8th, 2020
Press Release

Statement from CRES Executive Director Heather Reams:   “Even a child can understand that using technology to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, to prevent it from escaping in the first place, and to use that CO2 for beneficial purposes is by all measures a good idea worth championing. By offering a tax credit to …

CRES Statement on Extension of 26 U.S. Code § 45Q Tax Credit for Carbon Sequestration Read More

June 30th, 2020
Press Release

“The House Democratic Select Committee on the Climate Crisis report includes a number of policy proposals worth considering. The national goal for net-zero emissions by 2050 is laudable and consistent with many of the voluntary targets set by companies large and small across the United States, and with our recommendations to the Select Committee. We particularly applaud those proposals that  reflect America’s core …

CRES Statement on the House Democratic Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Staff Report Read More

June 25th, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2020) – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), a conservative organization advancing clean energy policies, and The Western Way (TWW), a free-market conservation organization, released a survey that found that two-thirds (67 percent) of Republican and Republican-leaning voters agree making investments in clean energy are important to our nation’s effort to …

Poll: GOP Voters Overwhelmingly Support Clean Energy to Jumpstart Economy, Create Global Competitive Advantage Read More

May 29th, 2020
Press Release

“Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions welcomes the IRS’s release of proposed rules that take a major step toward providing certainty for project developers and investors to move forward with carbon capture projects. In 2018, Congress reformed and expanded the credit under tax code Section 45Q thereby sending a strong bipartisan signal to incentivize the growth of …

CRES Statement on IRS’ Proposed Carbon Capture Rulemaking Read More

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