Publications

October 18, 2023
Foreword  Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum has long supported an all-of-the-above strategy to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the power sector. As we explore climate change mitigation policies in transportation and in other sectors across the economy, we should extend the same all-of-the-above approach. The current discussion related to addressing GHG pollution …

Weighing Transportation Alternatives for Reducing Emissions – Light Duty Vehicles Read More


July 20, 2023
Expanding and Modernizing Transmission Infrastructure to Facilitate Reliability, Resilience, Lower Costs, and Drive Growth   Reliability, Resilience and Clean Energy  Transmission infrastructure allows electricity generated in one location to be transported, sometimes over long distances, to distribution lines and ultimately, to the consumer. Long-distance transmission is often necessary for utility-scale wind and solar generation to reach …

Issue Brief: Electric Transmission Infrastructure Read More


June 29, 2023
Summary  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leverages its industrial capacity to crush foreign competition in trade, as well as predatory investment and loans, to control global supply chains and create overseas markets that serve its goal of commercial dominance. Much of the world, including America and its allies, buys the CCP’s products and services, as …

How a New Trade Regime Can Counter Chinese Supply Chain Dominance and Neo-Colonialism Read More


January 31, 2023
Industrial emissions have been steadily on the rise and could soon exceed emissions in the power sector as it continues its successful decarbonization efforts. As demand for industrial commodities grows in developing nations, it matters where these goods are produced. In the U.S., manufactured products are 40% more carbon efficient than the world average. Therefore, …

Issue Brief: Reducing Industrial Emissions Read More


September 26, 2022
The key to making the most of zero-carbon electricity When the energy produced by renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels or wind turbines exceeds demand, which often happens during Spring and Summer months when there is abundant sunshine, that output is reduced, or curtailed. In short, these resources are taken offline. The production of …

Issue Brief: Long-Duration Energy Storage Read More


July 2, 2022
Key Findings Beyond simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is vital for comprehensive emissions reductions. Fortunately, Mother Nature has perfected high-efficiency, low-cost carbon removal, creating opportunities to manage ecosystems and enhance natural carbon storage across the U.S. and the globe. Natural climate solutions—defined as agriculture and active land management practices …

Natural Climate Solutions: Opportunities for Storing Additional Carbon in America’s Forests and Farms Read More


June 2, 2022
Introduction Since 2005, the United States has led the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. While 2021 did see an increase in United States emissions, they were still below 2019 levels and are expected to continue to trend down. Bringing on a new generation of clean energy infrastructure needed to assure reliable power and continued …

Permitting Modernization and Reform Read More


May 2, 2022
Executive Summary On March 21, 2022, consistent with President Biden’s climate agenda and in response to demands by certain investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a climate-related disclosure rule (Rule). The Rule will drastically change how public traded companies not only disclose climate-related risks to investors, but also how companies comprehensively address the …

Disclosure or Climate Policy? The SEC’s Role in the Climate Read More


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