WASHINGTON — Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) joined 66 organizations in sending a letter to U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee leadership advocating for increased investment in American clean energy innovation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 to build upon the United States’ legacy of clean energy leadership and to reduce reliance on foreign nations like China.
“As the global economy continues to shift toward clean energy, Congress’ historical support for innovation in the energy sector will be more important than ever,” the letter reads. “To build on this legacy of American ingenuity and ensure America stays globally competitive, we ask that Congress continue to increase baseline funding for the Department of Energy (DOE) innovation activities in FY24.”
The letter points to the history of American clean energy innovation and urges Congress to build on recent successes like the Energy Act of 2020, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and the CHIPS and Science Act to assert U.S. leadership in clean technology development and global emissions reduction.
The letter continues, “Annual appropriations are critical to these efforts, as they not only provide sustained funding for key programs, but also send powerful market signals to private sector investors, entrepreneurs, and developers that America remains fully committed to energy innovation.”
Full text of the letter can be found here.