WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today applauded U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Dan Brouillette for his recent action to advance energy storage. On Wednesday, Secretary Brouillette announced the creation of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a program to further the U.S.’s leadership in energy storage utilization. According to the DOE, the program aims to “accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage.”
In 2019, CRES strongly advocated for the expansion of the investment tax credit to include energy storage.
“Energy storage is an important investment for our country as it facilitates the stockpiling of power when we need it the most, and that’s why CRES is pleased to see the Department of Energy, under Secretary Dan Brouillette’s leadership, make such a strong push in support of this technology,” said CRES Executive Director Heather Reams. “After failing to take action on storage in December’s tax package, we are hopeful that Congress will work to expand the investment tax credit for energy storage this year. CRES stands ready to work alongside House and Senate leaders to educate lawmakers and urge congressional action in support of this job-creating technology.”
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) engages Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic, and environmental security while increasing America’s competitive edge.