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.

December 18th, 2023

The United States’ energy security has changed dramatically since U.S. imports peaked in 2007. As the U.S. continues to decarbonize and work towards net zero, many questions must be answered: At what pace and scale will the U.S. need to deploy clean energy technologies to achieve net zero emissions?

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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