Federal Investment

Federal investment in research, development, and deployment can bring new, low-carbon technologies to the market in greater numbers and support America’s continued leadership in global emissions reductions.

May 19th, 2024
Publication

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 […]

March 21st, 2024
Blog

Introduction Section 45X of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provides an advanced manufacturing production credit to domestic manufacturers of applicable clean energy components. Currently, the United States relies heavily on foreign manufacturers for these components and resources, including adversarial countries like Russia and China. Establishing a robust domestic supply chain requires reducing U.S. dependence on […]

February 8th, 2024
Blog

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. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), switching to low-emissions hydrogen in hard-to-abate sectors […]

October 31st, 2023
Blog

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 […]

September 6th, 2023
Blog

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 […]

August 22nd, 2023
Blog

To kick off August recess, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum took part in the Conservative Climate Foundation’s (CCF) 2nd Annual Communicators Retreat in Charleston, South Carolina. In attendance were over 70 U.S. House and Senate communicators, industry leaders, and partners uniquely positioned to champion an energy approach that lowers global carbon emissions, strengthens […]

February 2nd, 2022
Publication

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 […]

September 15th, 2020
Blog

American innovation is undoubtedly the key to overcoming some of our nation’s most difficult challenges. Our innovation engine is made up of the government, providing guidance and support; the research community and academia, seeking new discoveries and building the knowledge base; the private sector, bringing those discoveries to the market in new and useful ways. […]

August 26th, 2020
Publication

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 […]

May 28th, 2020
Publication

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 […]

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