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.

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 …

ExxonMobil and Nucor Enter Partnership to Reduce Carbon Emissions  Read More

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 …

Foreign Mineral Supply Chain Dependence Threatens U.S. National Security Read More

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 …

Commonsense legislation supports use of electric vehicles 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

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 …

America’s Electric Grid Is a Matter of National Security Read More

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, …

Why 88,000 American jobs in solar energy are at risk Read More

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