Permitting & Regulatory Reform

Modernizing regulations, streamlining processes, and reducing costs while maintaining environmental integrity will accelerate the pace of infrastructure development and domestic resource production, resulting in economic gains for America and reduced global emissions.

July 20th, 2023

Expanding and Modernizing Transmission Infrastructure to Facilitate Reliability, Resilience, Lower Costs, and Drive Growth   Reliability, Resilience and Clean Energy  Transmission infrastructure allows electricity generated in one location to be transported, sometimes over long distances, to distribution lines and ultimately, to the consumer. Long-distance transmission is often necessary for utility-scale wind and solar generation to reach …

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July 7th, 2023

Permitting reform has proven to be a hot topic throughout the 118th Congress. Provisions that address the duration of environmental review completed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) were included in the Limit, Save, Grow Act and, later, in the bipartisan budget deal passed earlier this year. While these changes are welcome, there are …

CRES Forum Hosts Permitting Reform Panel Discussion Read More

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, …

Issue Brief: Reducing Industrial Emissions Read More

June 2nd, 2022

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 …

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May 2nd, 2022

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 …

Disclosure or Climate Policy? The SEC’s Role in the Climate Read More

August 20th, 2020

Conservatives cherish their natural environment and believe in responsible management of our country’s resources. They also believe in pursuing clean energy development through ambitious projects that create jobs and grow the economy. Reasonable regulations and oversight are warranted in many cases, but increasingly, a long-standing and antiquated federal policy has delayed many of them. With …

NEPA Reforms Will Modernize Environmental Review Read More

May 23rd, 2019

National trade association Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) released a new report, ‘Wholesale Market Barriers to Advanced Energy – And How to Remove Them’, which contains case studies that detail barriers in the wholesale market for advanced energy. The 21 case studies collected by AEE highlights a range of issues preventing the widespread adoption of new …

New AEE Report Highlights Case Studies on Market Barriers for Advanced Energy Read More

February 26th, 2019

Facebook, Google, Walmart and Sony; Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Minneapolis—these are just some of the major corporations and U.S. cities that have pledged to transition to 100% renewable electricity sources over the next few decades. With new commitments being announced on a near- daily basis, it seems clear that growing numbers of citizens, civic organizations …

Clean Energy Solutions Must Include Nuclear Read More

October 31st, 2018

Establishing a nationwide system for carbon reporting and an offset exchange will empower states, municipalities, and businesses to decrease emissions while increasing investment in clean energy and improving transparency and accountability Originally published in the The Environmental Forum (Environmental Law Institute) States and local governments have established their own policies to shift toward clean energy for over …

A Voluntary Federal Framework Read More

September 25th, 2018

by Charles Hernick Inside Sources The future is here — if we clear the way for it. That message is loud and clear during National Clean Energy Week, taking place in Washington and with events around the country. Right now, groundbreaking advancements in energy technology have opened the door to new solutions for our nation’s growing …

Cutting Red Tape and Opening the Market to New Energy Resources Read More

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