Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Launches CRES Forum, Names Charles Hernick Director of Policy & Advocacy


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) announced the launch of CRES Forum, 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization that will educate the public and influence the national conversation about commonsense clean energy solutions. Charles Hernick will serve as CRES Forum’s Director of Policy & Advocacy, lead CRES Forum’s policy work and execute strategies to advance clean energy solutions and innovative approaches to reducing carbon emissions.

“It is time for commonsense, market-friendly clean energy solutions to address America’s energy challenges,” said Hernick. “I am honored to join this dynamic and talented team and look forward to leading and growing CRES Forum as a national leader in educating the public, developing policy, and advocating for innovative, pro-growth, and environmentally sustainable energy solutions.”

Over the past decade, Hernick has worked at the crossroads of economic development, energy, and natural resource management across the U.S. and on the ground in over a dozen countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He previously advised executive-level decision-makers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Agency for International Development on energy and environmental issues, and identified project-level opportunities for clean energy expansion. Hernick has routinely advised Republican candidates seeking public office on energy and economic growth including Ed Gillespie and other state-level candidates in Virginia. In 2016, he was the Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District.

Hernick has an M.A. in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University and a B.S. In Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota.

More information can be found on the CRES Forum website here.


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.

CRES Forum is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public and influencing the national conversation about commonsense clean energy.

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