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.

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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

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

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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