May 22, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Managing Director Heather Reams released the following statement regarding Fiscal Year 2018 funding for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E).
“The United States must remain a leader in groundbreaking research and innovation especially in the energy sector. Protecting America’s national security and economic interests requires our government’s investment in cutting edge research that is both high in risk and reward. Advancing breakthrough research on clean energy sources that are safe, abundant and sustainable is a sound investment that addresses our nation’s economic, national security and environmental interests. Therefore, it is critical that GOP leaders in the House and Senate take steps to maintain and protect funding for the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) in their FY2018 budget,” said Reams.
On Thursday, six U.S. Senate Republicans Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins, Cory Gardner, Lindsey Graham, Lisa Murkowski and Mike Rounds sent a letter to President Trump urging him to continue to fund energy research programs at DOE. In it, they noted that “[f]ederally funded research is imperative to ensuring we meet our energy, science and national security needs for generations to come.”
Read the full letter: https://goo.gl/orIsvA
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment.