November 8th, 2023

Armchair Discussion: Grid Deployment Office During the 2023 National Clean Energy Week Policymakers Symposium, American Electric Power Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs Emily Duncan sat down with Maria Duaime Robinson, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grid Deployment Office, for an armchair discussion on ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and increase …

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October 31st, 2023

Investment tax credits are designed to reduce the cost of technologies and practices and incentivize private investment, resulting in adoption. Section 48 of the tax code provides an investment tax credit specifically for property in the energy sector including qualified small wind, waste energy recovery, qualified biogas and microgrid controllers. Section 48 had previously allowed …

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October 25th, 2023

The United States’ energy security has changed dramatically since U.S. imports peaked in 2007. As the U.S. continues to decarbonize and work towards net zero, many questions must be answered: At what pace and scale will the U.S. need to deploy clean energy technologies to achieve net zero emissions?

October 20th, 2023

Increasing U.S. Competitiveness and Energy Security Through Trade   How can the United States leverage its trade policy to strengthen the competitive advantage of U.S. industries while reducing global greenhouse gas emissions? This was the question posed at a recent panel held during the National Clean Energy Week Policymakers Symposium. Xan Fishman of the Bipartisan Policy …

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September 6th, 2023

We’re excited to launch a new blog here at CRES Forum, Right on Energy. We’ll regularly feature responsible policy solutions to timely energy and climate issues that are top of mind for us. Whether it’s novel policy proposals, recently enacted legislation, or the United States’ role in international policymaking, CRES Forum will highlight conservative policy …

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August 8th, 2023

CRES Forum hosted another session of CRES Academy on July 21 focused on federal innovation funding and oversight. The educational event included a fireside chat as well as a panel discussion—providing congressional staff with insight into ongoing federal support available to the private sector, existing oversight efforts, as well as potential for additional oversight.   The …

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July 25th, 2023

In July, CRES Forum held an expert panel discussion with remarks by U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) about combating the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) looming economic aggression by leveraging American manufacturing and trade policy.   “China is a pacing threat, but it’s not all about hypersonic missiles, fighter jets, or submarines,” said Senator Cramer. “It’s about our economy and …

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July 20th, 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 …

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June 29th, 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

June 7th, 2023

ExxonMobil and Nucor recently announced a new partnership to capture, transport, and store 800,000 metric tons of CO2 per year from Nucor’s steel manufacturing plant in Louisiana.   Nucor’s plant produces direct reduced iron, a raw material used to make high-quality steel products like cars and appliances. This agreement will not only support Louisiana’s objective of …

ExxonMobil and Nucor Enter Partnership to Reduce Carbon Emissions  Read More

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