Trade & Carbon Accounting

Policies that strengthen the global competitiveness of carbon efficient producers, such as the United States, will reduce global emissions. Capitalizing on America’s carbon advantage requires reliable metrics and measurements.

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 …

Combating the Environmental Impacts of China’s Economic Aggression with Senator Cramer  Read More

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 …

How a New Trade Regime Can Counter Chinese Supply Chain Dominance and Neo-Colonialism  Read More

January 17th, 2020

This week, the U.S. and China signed the first phase of a new trade deal that will open up Chinese markets to American goods. The eight-part agreement ends a trade war that has concerned markets in both the nations for two years. CRES Forum Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick called into the Steve …

Hernick Weighs in on the U.S.-China Trade Deal in Radio Appearance Read More

July 10th, 2019

As published in Morning Consult Our country has a strong foundation in nuclear energy. For decades, almost every aspect of American industry has benefited from clean, stable nuclear power. It’s been a steady 20 percent of our energy mix for over a decade specifically because of the focus on safety and reliability. In a way, …

Don’t Let Tariffs Derail Nuclear Read More

December 26th, 2018

As originally published in The Hill. A small group of legislators filed a bipartisan bill for a tax on carbon aimed at tackling climate change during this lame duck session. The legislation is purely symbolic, but it reflects the fact that climate change is on Americans’ minds, in part due to a recent report by  U.S. Federal …

You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure, Time for Nationwide Carbon Reporting Read More

July 9th, 2018

Anyone who works in or follows government knows that the journey from advocacy to policymaking to implementation can be a long and arduous one—and every delay along the way can cost large sums of money and, more importantly, time. That is why there has been much anticipation among developers of solar, qualified fuel cell, qualified …

ITC Guidance from IRS Clears the Way for Investors Read More

January 22nd, 2018
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anna Epstein [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum Director of Policy and Advocacy Charles Hernick released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision regarding the Section 201 solar trade case. “Solar energy is a significant driver of the U.S. economy, employing more than 260,000 …

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum Statement on Trump Administration Solar Trade Decision Read More

October 23rd, 2017

In September, the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled that solar panels manufactured overseas “are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury to the domestic industry.” As a result, it is assessing a proposal by two struggling solar companies, Suniva and SolarWorld, to impose …

Hannity Opposes Tariffs on Solar Panels Read More

October 10th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anna Epstein [email protected]   Washington, D.C. – Today Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) issued the following statement and issue briefing in advance of the upcoming round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations slated to occur in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 11.   “If done correctly, renegotiation of NAFTA will …

CRES Forum Encourages NAFTA Renegotiation in Support of American Clean Energy Sector Read More

September 12th, 2017

CRES Forum has joined six groups, including the R Street Institute, the American Legislative Exchange Council and the National Taxpayers Union to request that  The International Trade Commission should avoid recommending the use of tariffs to protect the U.S. solar industry in an ongoing trade remedy case. The letter sent to the ITC today (September 12, 2017) reiterates that …

CRES Forum urges ITC against recommending tariffs in solar case Read More

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