CRES Urges Support for Clean Energy Programs in Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams today sent a letter to Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ranking Member John Kennedy (R-La.), Chairman Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), and Ranking Member Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) of the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Energy and Water Development to finalize recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations legislation. The letter requests support for key offices and programs within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that advance clean energy research, innovation, and technology.

“CRES greatly appreciates the efforts of bipartisan Appropriators in Congress and urges their continued support for initiatives to drive the development of innovative technologies, decarbonization of energy-intensive industries, modernization of the electrical grid, and security of critical mineral supply chains,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “By investing in clean energy research, innovation, and technology, the U.S. will continue leading in global emissions reductions, exporting energy technology to the rest of the world, and providing Americans with cleaner, more affordable, and reliable energy.”

While we recognize the importance of reducing transportation emissions, and vehicle electrification can play its part, we do not share the same optimism expressed by the Biden administration and its proponents on how effective an EV-only strategy can be.

DOE offices and programs CRES supports include:

  • Crosscutting Initiatives that harness the efforts of multiple offices and programs across DOE such as Carbon Dioxide Removal, Critical Minerals, Hydrogen, and Industrial Decarbonization;
  • Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED);
  • Grid Deployment Office (GDO);
  • Steel Upgrading Partnerships and Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act implementation;
  • Loan Programs Office (LPO); and
  • Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains (MESC).

To read more, the full letter can be viewed HERE.

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