Secure Supply Chains

Reducing American reliance on adversarial nations by developing more secure domestic supply chains, including for the materials needed to produce clean energy technologies, is critical to reduce global emissions, advance national security and achieve domestic manufacturing goals.

July 25th, 2023

In July, CRES Forum held an expert panel discussion with remarks by U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) about combating the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) looming economic aggression by leveraging American manufacturing and trade policy.   “China is a pacing threat, but it’s not all about hypersonic missiles, fighter jets, or submarines,” said Senator Cramer. “It’s about our economy and […]

June 29th, 2023

Summary  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leverages its industrial capacity to crush foreign competition in trade, as well as predatory investment and loans, to control global supply chains and create overseas markets that serve its goal of commercial dominance. Much of the world, including America and its allies, buys the CCP’s products and services, as […]

June 7th, 2023

ExxonMobil and Nucor recently announced a new partnership to capture, transport, and store 800,000 metric tons of CO2 per year from Nucor’s steel manufacturing plant in Louisiana.   Nucor’s plant produces direct reduced iron, a raw material used to make high-quality steel products like cars and appliances. This agreement will not only support Louisiana’s objective of […]

March 2nd, 2022

SUMMARY To achieve the global climate objectives outlined in the Paris Agreement, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that global energy consumption must transition to net zero emissions by 2050. Models for achieving this outcome often assume a complete replacement of fossil fuels with renewable and clean energy sources, as well as vehicle electrification. Compared […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 18th, 2018

by Kelly Ayotte Charles Hernick Originally published in The National Interest October 18, 2018 You are not alone when you experience that sinking feeling when your smartphone battery is low; “ Nomofobia” is actually a new field of medical research. However, the far more serious problem that consumers like you face is assuring the reliability of the […]

August 14th, 2017

As originally published in The Hill. By: Charles Hernick, CRES Forum Director of Policy & Advocacy Tuesday, a few blocks off the National Mall, a hearing will determine the fate of 88,000 American jobs threatened by unwarranted tariffs. The U.S. International Trade Commission must decide whether an influx of lower-cost solar panels, mostly produced in Asian countries, […]

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