Low-Carbon Technologies

The U.S. is a leader in developing all-of-the-above, innovative and efficient clean energy technologies that can drive global emissions reductions.

January 31st, 2023

Industrial emissions have been steadily on the rise and could soon exceed emissions in the power sector as it continues its successful decarbonization efforts. As demand for industrial commodities grows in developing nations, it matters where these goods are produced. In the U.S., manufactured products are 40% more carbon efficient than the world average. Therefore, …

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May 2nd, 2022

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 …

U.S. Plastics Manufacturing Offers Opportunities for Global Emissions Read More

February 2nd, 2022

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 …

Why U.S. Climate Policy Must Focus on Addressing Global Emissions Read More

April 13th, 2021

The same day President Biden unveiled an infrastructure plan that devoted $174 billion to building a national network of 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers—CRES Forum held a webinar to explore faster, smarter and less expensive ways to increase the share of EVs on the road, entitled, “Driving Innovation: How Can Private and Public Sectors Speed …

CRES Forum Webinar Highlights Progress in Electric Vehicle (EV) Programs and Keys for the Future 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

September 15th, 2020

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. …

“Innovation Nation” Webinar Focuses on Different Government Roles in Clean Energy Development and Economic Recovery Read More

July 10th, 2019

As published in Morning Consult Our country has a strong foundation in nuclear energy. For decades, almost every aspect of American industry has benefited from clean, stable nuclear power. It’s been a steady 20 percent of our energy mix for over a decade specifically because of the focus on safety and reliability. In a way, …

Don’t Let Tariffs Derail Nuclear Read More

February 4th, 2019

Sustainable energy comes in many forms. In fact, sometimes energy can be found in a place you would least expect: trash! By burning municipal solid waste (MSW), waste-to-energy (WTE) facilities turn our garbage into energy, which is then harnessed to create electricity. The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and its Applied Research Foundation …

SWANA Report Shows How Americans Can Harness the Power of Waste-To-Energy Read More

December 3rd, 2018

This fall, the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute released updated research that supports their Full Cost of Electricity project from 2016, a project that led to the development and release of a series of complementary reports on the energy market in the United States. The purpose of the Full Cost of Electricity project …

Research Shows Renewables Now Cheaper Than Traditional Power for Many U.S. Regions Read More

March 17th, 2018

Increasing investment opportunity in clean energy Leveling the playing field for energy technologiesLowering the cost of capital for renewable energy projects, energy efficiency, carbon capture, and other next-generation energy sourcesCreating options for investors that do not rely on tax credits A Master Limited Partnership (MLP) is a form of business venture commonly used in the …

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