Strategic & Critical Minerals

Continued over-reliance on geopolitical rivals for our energy supply chain has exposed the US to growing risk and economic vulnerability. Developing the critical minerals and resources needed for our energy needs, including clean energy technologies (EV batteries, solar panels, wind turbines, nuclear reactors, and more), in the United States is safer, cleaner, and more ethical.

Featured Legislation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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