CRES Applauds Selection of Branstad to Head U.S.-China Relations

Governor’s Record of Leadership on Clean Energy Proves His Capability to “Get Big Things Done” for U.S.

December 9 — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Director of Federal Affairs Andrew Bird released the following statement on the announcement that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been nominated to serve as the United States’ next ambassador to China.

“The relationship between the United States and China is set to define the 21st Century on a range of issues including national security, manufacturing and economic development and the protection of our climate and natural resources, therefore Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is proud to congratulate Terry Branstad on his selection as America’s next ambassador to China. Governor Branstad’s distinguished record in support of wind energy, and his work to launch the Governor’s Accord for a New Energy Future illustrates his depth of knowledge and capacity to build consensus and get big things done. CRES looks forward to working with Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds to uphold Governor Branstad’s clean energy legacy in Iowa, and to ensure continued access to abundant and affordable forms of renewable energy for generations to come.”


Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization advocating for comprehensive and responsible solutions to our nation’s energy issues. The organization is comprised of citizens from around the country who believe it is time for politicians in Washington to stop arguing, and start working on ways to solve our nation’s energy crisis. For more information, visit CRES

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