OCTOBER 24, 2019 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Executive Director Heather Reams issued the following statement on Senator Susan Collins’ introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act. The bill is part of a larger effort to accelerate innovative technologies, educate local communities, create more jobs, and enhance the economy in rural areas.
“We applaud Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) for her continued support of advanced clean energy technologies, including her introduction of the Wind Energy Research and Development Act of 2019 with Senator Tina Smith (D-MN). This legislation would renew and expand the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Wind Energy and award competitive grants to improve the energy efficiency, reliability and capacity of wind energy generation. Earlier this year, Senator Collins led the introduction of the bipartisan Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act supporting energy storage RD&D grid-scale research and breakthrough technologies. As a CRES Clean Energy Champion, Senator Collins understands the importance of supporting cleaner, reliable, and more affordable sources of power and we thank her for her leadership on these issues.”
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to engage 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.