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May 19th, 2024
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Introduction Hydrogen has been dubbed the “Swiss army knife” of clean energy, given its potential to become a tool to cut emissions in key sectors, as well as to assert U.S. global energy leadership and increase our nation’s competitive edge. Given its unique attributes, it has the potential to greatly reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize industrial […]

October 18th, 2023
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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 […]

June 29th, 2023
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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 […]

July 2nd, 2022
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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 […]

June 2nd, 2022
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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 […]

May 2nd, 2022
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Key Findings The U.S. plastics industry is a major contributor to the American economy, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs. American industry has been a global leader in plastics production, which reduces food waste and improves energy efficiency in transport, compared to substitutes that would be used to perform the same economic function. Global demand […]

May 2nd, 2022
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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 […]

April 2nd, 2022
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This briefing paper is part of the Understanding the Facts Series that provide background information on why and how conservatives should lead on climate change policy. The issues and approaches are rooted in CRES Forum’s Conservative Climate Policy Directives, which were developed to help policymakers and the public better understand which policies can reduce emissions […]

March 2nd, 2022
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This briefing paper is part of CRES Forum’s Understanding the Facts Series, providing substantive background information on why and how conservatives should lead on climate change policy. The issues and approaches are rooted in CRES Forum’s Conservative Climate Policy Directives. These directives were developed to help policymakers and the public better understand how policies can […]

March 2nd, 2022
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SUMMARY To achieve the global climate objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that global energy consumption must transition to net zero emissions by 2050. Models for achieving this outcome often assume a complete replacement of fossil fuels with renewable and clean energy sources, as well as vehicle electrification. Compared […]

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