Commercialization & Demonstration

Demonstration projects test the effectiveness of innovative technologies in real world conditions at scale, often leveraging public-private partnerships to pave the way towards commercialization and widespread market adoption.

October 11th, 2023

CRES Forum Vice President of Policy and Research Richard Campbell penned the following piece for the Washington Times National Clean Energy Week Special Edition: Hydrogen has been discussed for decades as a possible fuel source to produce cleaner, American-made energy. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) designated approximately $8 billion for the development of …

Hydrogen by wire: Reducing the pipeline conundrum Read More

September 26th, 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

March 2nd, 2021

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) capabilities need to be drastically expanded in order to meet the goal of keeping the global average temperature increase below 2°C. The IEA estimates that to achieve this target, the number of industrial scale carbon capture facilities needs to increase from the …

Issue Brief: Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Read More

August 26th, 2020

Energy storage is considered the “holy grail” of energy because it allows for stockpiling unused power for when consumers need it the most. Currently, the U.S. electricity grid only has enough cumulative storage capacity to provide power for around 20 minutes – or a mere 10 seconds if only battery storage is considered. The development …

Issue Brief: Energy Storage Read More

May 28th, 2020

Hydropower is the United States’ oldest and most reliable renewable energy resource, and its potential still is not fully tapped. As we work to decarbonize the power sector, hydropower’s unique benefits are an essential part of any climate solution. Moreover, hydropower has great potential to produce more power with a smaller environmental footprint than ever …

Issue Brief: Hydropower Read More

April 2nd, 2020

Last year marked the third-strongest year for domestic wind power development. Wind developers added over 9,000 megawatts wind power to overall U.S. capacity. That’s 20 percent over the progress made in 2018, which sets 2020 on a course for strong progress in wind power. Now there are almost 60,000 wind turbines in operation across the …

Clean Energy Primer: Offshore Wind Read More

March 11th, 2020

The United States is continuing to diversify its renewable energy sources, including a recent commitment to research and development in geothermal energy. Geothermal energy is a clean and renewable energy source that uses the heat of the Earth. It is growing rapidly in the U.S. and globally, with tremendous economic benefits and a bright future. …

Clean Energy Primer: Geothermal Read More

March 3rd, 2020

When we talk about the astounding advances in our national energy sector that have provided energy choice, freedom, and security for consumers and businesses alike—not to mention emissions reductions—the energy efficiency industry often gets brushed over. That’s probably due to the fact that the vital role energy efficiency plays in innovating American energy development is …

Clean Energy Primer: Energy Efficiency Read More

November 8th, 2019

As originally published in Bloomberg Law Insights The appetite for renewable energy is growing and the East Coast is a top target for companies looking to invest in wind energy. Sarah E. Hunt, with the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, and Charles Hernick, with Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, explain how wind could end …

INSIGHT: Trump’s Environmental Legacy Could Be the Rise of U.S. Offshore Wind Read More

July 9th, 2019

As originally published in KnoxNews, a USA Today network. Americans’ love of automobiles makes policies affecting them controversial. Automobiles offer us freedom, opportunity and joy, so it’s been a policymaking challenge to find a balance that’s pro-consumer and pro-environment. A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pursuing a commonsense approach. The Driving America Forward Act allows …

Commonsense legislation supports use of electric vehicles Read More

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