Federal Lands & Waters

Homegrown American energy and the development of clean energy technologies rely on timely, responsible access to federal lands and waters.

March 13th, 2024

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

August 14th, 2019

As originally published in Maryland Matters Despite the sweltering heat, there’s much to celebrate when you step outside in Maryland this summer. Bald eagles, osprey, and blue heron once on the brink of local extinction are back. We haven’t seen numbers like these on the Chesapeake Bay since the days of Captain John Smith four centuries ago. […]

April 5th, 2019

As published on InsideSources by Charles Hernick. Although the high-water mark for the Green New Deal may have passed, it pushed climate and energy to the forefront of the news cycle. It’s also prompted Republicans to counter with proposals of their own — including Senator Lamar Alexander’s new Manhattan Project for Clean Energy and Representative Matt […]

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