HR 1 will deliver lower emissions, lower costs, and more energy independence
March 28, 2023
People have made it clear that they want affordable, reliable, and clean energy. For too long, Washington’s energy policy has been distorting free markets to pick winners and losers, while spending trillions of taxpayer dollars in an effort to reduce emissions. As the leaders of the Conservative Climate Caucus, we are fully committed to leaving this Earth better than we found it.
Bipartisan Lower Energy Costs Act is Good for Clean Energy
March 30, 2023
ClearPath Action congratulated the House of Representatives for passing H.R.1, the bipartisan Lower Energy Costs Act, today that will deliver lower emissions, lower costs, and more energy independence. “This bill will unleash innovation, increase American production of energy, reduce global emissions, and make energy more affordable for American families,” said Rich Powell, CEO of ClearPath Action.
International Nuclear Energy Act will make America more competitive with China & Russia on nuclear energy exports
March 16, 2023
ClearPath Action endorsed the International Nuclear Energy Act introduced in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives today. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and James Risch (R-ID) in the Senate and the companion bill in the House by Reps. Byron Donalds (R-FL) and James E. Clyburn (D-SC), will establish a robust civil nuclear export strategy and nuclear fuel supply chain.
33 Organizations Support Implementation of House Republicans’ Energy, Climate and Conservation Policy Framework
January 30, 2023
ClearPath Action joined 32 other conservative organizations expressing support for Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Republican leadership as they work to implement the policy framework outlined by the House Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) Task Force.
Conservatives Are Cutting A Clear Path To Solving Climate Change. Here’s How
December 9, 2022
Congressional leadership transitions bring forth new committee assignments, new priorities and a new energy policy vision. While some suggest a new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives will work to undo recent efforts on addressing climate change, we disagree with that premise. Look, economic inflation, high gas and electricity prices, unrest in Eastern Europe, increasing global carbon dioxide emissions and global supply chain chaos are all realities. Combined, there is an ongoing global energy crisis. But how to solve this crisis has created false choices in Washington. Debates on renewables versus fossils, economy versus environment, or 100% global emissions reduction versus inaction in the U.S. are clouding the path forward on the global challenge.
Conservative climate groups to wield power in GOP House
December 9, 2022
Conservative clean energy groups have built considerable influence with Republican lawmakers over the last four years. Now they’re set to take a leading role as the GOP prepares to take over the House. ClearPath, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and a coalition of similar organizations have spent millions on lobbying efforts and have consistently gotten an audience with lawmakers to make the case for the “energy innovation” agenda. They’ve become star witnesses for Republicans at hearings. They’ve also helped prod Republicans on climate change, moving the party away from outright denialism. GOP leaders have adopted many of the groups’ energy policy talking points. Leaders of the groups say their ultimate plan is to rival Democratic efforts.
Joyce sponsors bipartisan bill to increase state grants related to carbon capture and storage
October 29, 2022
U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (R-OH) on Oct. 25 sponsored a bipartisan bill that would increase the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authorized grant funding from $50 million to $100 million to help states pay for expenses related to establishing and operating underground injection control programs for the wells they use to sequester carbon dioxide (CO2). “This bipartisan bill is proof that we can reduce emissions and ensure Americans are good stewards of the environment without sacrificing jobs, hurting our economy, or destroying our energy independence,” Rep. Joyce said. “I’m proud to introduce this legislation and will always fight for policies that allow the United States to provide cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable energy here at home and abroad.”
Organizations Support House Republicans Finalized Plan for Energy, Climate and Conservation Solutions
August 26, 2022
A group of 26 organizations announced their support for the policy framework finalized by the House Republican Energy, Climate and Conservation (ECC) Task Force last week as part of their Commitment with America. In a letter to Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and ECC Lead Garret Graves (R-LA) the organizations stated: “The climate is changing. Understanding the challenge is key, and it is encouraging to see you coming together to develop real solutions. As you know, efforts should not damage America’s economy especially during this period of high inflation and geopolitical instability. Your policy framework recognizes these realities, and is good for the environment, American workers and families, and global competitiveness.”
Biden energy secretary insists nuclear essential to clean energy initiatives
August 14, 2022
Jay Faison, in a Fox News op-ed published in Jan. 2020, argued that clean energy supporters “should” support nuclear energy. “It’s easy to say nuclear power is too expensive or unsafe,” Faison wrote. “It’s simple, and the Democratic base likes this claim. However, this point generally confuses the distinction between keeping existing plants open and building new ones.” He notes that no one is advocating for building the “Gen 3” reactors first designed in the 1950s, and that “there are exciting prospects ahead thanks to nuclear innovation.”
Low-Emissions Steel Bill Included in CHIPS & Science Act
July 28, 2022
ClearPath Action applauds the bipartisan passage of the Steel Upgrading Partnerships and Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act of 2021 (H.R. 4599) as part of the CHIPS and Science Act. SUPER will strengthen the competitiveness of American steel manufacturing and its supply chain by starting DOE’s first-of-a-kind R&D program focused on low emissions steel production, building off the Clean Industrial Technology Act partially funded through the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act enacted in 2021.
Bipartisan senators introduce hydro retrofit bill
July 15, 2022
Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) yesterday introduced legislation aimed at speeding up installation of hydropower facilities at dams around the country. The bill would amend the 2014 Water Resources Reform and Development Act to expedite hydropower retrofits and encourage the Army Corps of Engineers to boost power production at existing facilities.
Daines joins effort to bolster hydropower
July 15, 2022
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is joining an effort to bolster hydropower across the country. Lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that aims to retrofit Army Corps of Engineers dams with hydropower. In a statement, Daines said increasing power at dams will strengthen the electrical grid and provide reliable energy.
McKinley bill would ease permitting for carbon capture
July 12, 2022
West Virginia Republican Rep. David McKinley introduced legislation last week to accelerate permitting for carbon dioxide injection wells, which are a key to enabling carbon capture technology.
Cheney co-sponsors Critical Minerals Classification Improvement Act
July 7, 2022
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Critical Minerals Classification Improvement Act. “Wyoming is home to the largest reserves of uranium in the country. It is essential that we maintain a supply of uranium and other fuel and non-fuel use minerals to sustain our economic and national security,” Cheney said in a news release.
What’s on and off the table for post-SCOTUS climate action
July 5, 2022
As the smoke clears from the Supreme Court’s major climate ruling last week, legal experts and clean energy groups say the country still has many options for achieving a dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Last week, the high court’s conservative majority rejected the Obama administration’s systemic approach to power plant regulation in the Clean Power Plan that it had blocked from going into effect in 2016.
No Air Conditioning? No Thanks.
July 4, 2022
Soaring gas prices hurt the pocketbook, but electricity blackouts could inflict real pain. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) warned in May that two-thirds of the U.S. could experience blackouts this summer. In June, power companies were forced to warn customers in places like the Midwest that they could fall short of ‘needed generation capacity’ during the summer months.
ClearPath Action Endorses Carbon Dioxide Removal RD&D Bill
June 17, 2022
ClearPath Action welcomes the introduction of the Carbon Removal and Emissions Storage Technologies (CREST) Act of 2022, bipartisan legislation which will authorize research, development, and deployment (RD&D) of innovative carbon dioxide removal and sequestration technologies crucial to meeting America’s emissions reduction goals.The CREST Act was introduced by Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
GOP unveils plan to tackle climate change: non-profit
June 3, 2022
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and House Select Committee on Climate GOP Leader Garret Graves (R-La.) have released a six-point proposal to address climate change and the U.S. energy crisis, according to ClearPath Action, the advocacy arm of the non-profit organization ClearPath.
GOP Rolls out New Plan on Climate, Energy
June 3, 2022
The House GOP is rolling out a new energy and climate change plan. How does it differ from the Biden administration’s agenda, and what’s its role in the upcoming elections?
A New GOP Climate Plan Is Long on Fossil Fuels, Short on Specifics
June 3, 2022
House Republicans unveiled the initiative in New Mexico’s Permian Basin, with one backer referring to “the awesomeness and the goodness” of the oil and gas industry. An environmentalist called it greenhouse gaslighting.
GOP unveils climate agenda with familiar proposals
June 2, 2022
Expanding the use of natural gas and exporting it to allies and other countries is a central pillar to a climate agenda House Republicans unveiled Thursday that runs counter to the overwhelming advice from scientists. Republicans said they would unveil six elements of their energy and climate plan in the next two months in greater detail.
House GOP rolling out energy and climate plan calling for more production
June 2, 2022
House Republicans will announce a new energy and climate change strategy Thursday that supporters argue can help lower consumer costs and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions while also increasing domestic energy production. The strategy was put together by the House Republicans’ Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force as a counter to President Joe Biden’s own climate change agenda.
House GOP lays out climate strategy to expand U.S. oil and gas production
June 2, 2022
House Republicans laid out a climate strategy Thursday focused on expanding U.S. oil and gas production as a cleaner alternative to foreign suppliers, while making communities more resilient against rising temperatures and flooding.
GOP Climate Group Targets Global Carbon Emissions Amid Record Gas Prices
June 2, 2022
A coalition of House Republicans tasked with crafting energy and climate policy are set to unveil a six-point plan Thursday to, in part, curb global greenhouse gas emissions. The plan, proposed by the Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) task force and spearheaded by Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves, will seek to “unlock” American resources, position the U.S. to beat China and Russia, boost innovation and improve conservation policies, according to the conservative green energy group ClearPath Action.
House Republicans Launch 6-Part Energy, Climate & Conservation Policy Platform
June 2, 2022
As part of the Commitment with America, U.S. House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), GOP Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), House Select Committee on Climate GOP Leader Garret Graves (R-LA), and others from their Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) Task Force rolled out a six-part plan to tackle the ongoing energy crisis and the global climate challenge.
A clean, innovative, American energy agenda
April 27, 2022
Economic inflation, post-Covid global supply chain chaos, Russia‘s war in Ukraine, and the onslaught of Chinas effort to dominate markets have combined to bring on a global energy crisis. The question is how do we address these challenges and restore American energy independence while working to solve the climate challenge?
ClearPath Action Statement on U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) Retirement
April 6, 2022
ClearPath Action released the following statement regarding the announced retirement of U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI). “U.S. Rep. Fred Upton is a true leader, and his level-headed approach to legislating will be sorely missed in Congress and on the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Throughout his tenure, he was a leading Republican voice on finding pragmatic solutions, ensuring the U.S. maintains our energy independence while safeguarding American jobs, and accelerating the competitive deployment of clean energy technologies,” said ClearPath Action CEO Rich Powell.
Energy security depends on modernizing a broken federal permit process
March 11, 2022
As war in Europe underscores the importance of secure energy supply chains, some good news from Nevada shows how the United States can boost domestic supplies of critical minerals and reduce dependence on foreign adversaries, such as Russia and China. Success hinges on the federal government’s capacity to unleash private-sector innovation, not restrict it.
Three Fixes to Build Energy Projects Cleaner and Faster
February 28, 2022
Reducing carbon emissions in the U.S. to net zero is achievable. It’s economically sustainable, environmentally essential, technologically feasible and, with some work, even politically viable. But to have a good chance of reaching net zero, we must change the way we regulate the construction of clean energy projects.
A Nuclear Energy Solution to Prevent Russian Dominance
February 25, 2022
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have created unease in global energy markets. Oil prices have been unstable, U.S. natural gas producers are watching closely, and growing electricity demand is outpacing renewable generation. In the midst of these dynamics, nuclear energy looks really appealing.
Bill Eyes Eliminating NRC Fees for Advancing Fission and Fusion License
December 14, 2021
On December 7, 2021, Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) introduced legislation to change the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (“NRC”) fee structure for licensing advanced technology.
ClearPath Action Fund will launch a $250,000 radio and digital ad buy in Alaska
November 15, 2021
A pro-Murkowski super PAC just filed with the FEC, and separately, ClearPath Action Fund will launch a $250,000 radio and digital ad buy in Alaska today, first reported in Score.
GOP green groups want climate action. But not reconciliation
November 8, 2021
Last year, a conservative environmental group convinced House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to endorse its vision for climate action. The plan featured clean energy innovation and natural forms of carbon removal.
Clock is ticking
November 15, 2021
Meanwhile, over 180 groups and businesses are urging Congress to include robust carbon capture provisions in their infrastructure package, including via the 45Q tax credit.
What They Are Saying: Support for Clean Energy Innovation Bill
July 28, 2021
Support from energy industry and environmental groups continues to grow for the Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) Act, a bipartisan energy tax proposal introduced to encourage innovation in the clean energy sector.
Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) is Poised for Passage
July, 27, 2021
ClearPath Action says the Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) Act, a bipartisan energy tax proposal to encourage innovation in the clean energy sector, is well-positioned to become law.
ClearPath Action Endorses Low Emissions Steel Bill
July, 22, 2021
ClearPath Action welcomes the introduction of the Steel Upgrading Partnerships and Emissions Reduction (SUPER) Act of 2021 (H.R. 4599), a bill that would strengthen the competitiveness of American manufacturing by developing technologies to reduce emissions from conventional steelmaking.
First Ever Conservative Climate Caucus Launching Today
June, 23, 2021
ClearPath Action is joining U.S. Reps. John Curtis (R-UT), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Garret Graves (R-LA), Frank Lucas (R-OK) Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), Michael McCaul (R-TX) other House Republicans, and conservative organizations, including the Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, to announce the formation of the House Conservative Climate Caucus today at 10:00am at the House Triangle on the East lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
Biden pitched a bold climate vision. He may be watching it die in Congress.
June 10, 2021
Rich Powell, director of ClearPath Action, a group of conservatives who support climate action, said issues like carbon capture, battery storage and transmission all had bipartisan support, but not a trillion-dollar effort to decarbonize the U.S. economy in one fell swoop.
Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) is a Game-Changer for Clean Energy Innovation
April 26, 2021
ClearPath Action applauds the release of the discussion draft of the Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) Act, a bipartisan energy tax proposal to encourage innovation in the clean energy sector. U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Finance Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are leading the legislation in the Senate.
House Republicans Are Leading on Climate Change Solutions
April 19, 2021
ClearPath Action welcomed the announcement by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) that House Republicans will be hosting the Energy Innovation Agenda this week, a three-day virtual forum highlighting dozens of bills and solutions on energy innovation and climate to reduce global emissions.
Monumental Clean Energy Innovation Package Will Create U.S. Jobs, Reduce Global Carbon Emissions
December 21, 2020
ClearPath today congratulated Congress for reaching an agreement on a monumental clean energy authorization package as part of the omnibus package. The bill includes a number of clean energy innovation bills that together will reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. and globally.
ClearPath Action Applauds McMorris Rodgers for being Announced as Republican Leader of House Energy and Commerce Committee
December 2, 2020
ClearPath Action Executive Director Rich Powell congratulates Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) after being announced as the next Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the first female to hold this position.
Nuclear Energy Jobs on the 2020 Georgia Ballot
November 2, 2020
As the national political landscape clouds the election cycle, Georgians need to think about their local clean sky future. The political buzzwords we all hear surrounding climate policy such as the Green New Deal, California wildfires, and the ban on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” probably are not the first things you think about when voting for local officials in Georgia. But, one of the biggest and brightest spots for Georgia’s clean energy future is on the ballot – the future of Plant Vogtle.
ClearPath Action: House Republicans’ NEPA Reforms Make Clean Energy Innovation Possible
September 22, 2020
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced a new House Republican regulatory reform bill, H.R. 8333, the Building U.S. Infrastructure through Limited Delays & Efficient Reviews (BUILDER) Act. The BUILDER Act will modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to improve project reviews and accelerate the scale-up of new clean energy technologies and critical infrastructure projects.
Energy Storage and Carbon Capture Legislation Included on House Infrastructure Bill
July 1, 2020
The House of Representatives passed the infrastructure package, Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), that among other things, includes clean energy infrastructure legislation such as the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act and an amendment that authorizes funding for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology commercialization program and direct air capture technology prize program.
ClearPath Action Supports Several Energy Infrastructure Bills Proposed by E&C Republicans
July 1, 2020
Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy Subcommittee Republican Leader Fred Upton (R-MI), and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Republican Leader John Shimkus (R-IL) proposed several energy infrastructure bills aimed to ensure continued U.S. energy independence.
Climate Committee Democrat Staff Report Misses Bipartisan Opportunity
June 30, 2020
The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released a Democrat staff report. ClearPath Action Executive Director Rich Powell made the following statement saying the Committee’s majority staff missed a bipartisan opportunity.
ClearPath Action and 43 Organizations Join 20 Senators Pushing to Include NELA in NDAA
June 25, 2020
A bipartisan group of 20 senators led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) sent a letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Leadership, urging the inclusion of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) (S. 903) in the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sens. Murkowski and Booker are the original authors of NELA.
DOE Hosting Online Event Friday with Industry on Restoring American Nuclear Energy Leadership
May 28, 2020
On May 29, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), along with industry experts, is hosting an online event, “Trump Administration Strategy to Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership: A DOE and Industry Discussion.”
DOE’s Report Shows Bold Strategy For Nuclear Energy Leadership
ClearPath says strategy for clean energy innovation will create new energy export opportunities
April 23, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the Administration’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group Report outlining a Strategy to Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership. ClearPath endorses the strategy to create new clean energy market opportunities.
Monumental Clean Energy Innovation Bill Introduced in Senate
February 27, 2020
Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) introduced their energy bill, the American Energy Innovation Act today. The bill includes a number of clean energy innovation bills that together will reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. and globally.
House Republicans Release Carbon Capture Piece of Climate Plan
February 12, 2020
Today, House Republicans rolled out the first piece of their plan to tackle climate change. The plan will consist of three key solutions: carbon sequestration, clean energy, and conservation. Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy along with Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Brad Wenstrup (R-OH), David Schweikert (R-AZ), David McKinley (R-WV) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) released four bills.
Jay Faison: Clean-energy supporters should support nuclear power
January 25, 2020
No matter your view on climate change, corporations and markets are planning for a lower-carbon future. In fact, some of the largest utility companies in the U.S. are making big bets that they can reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. But without nuclear power in the mix to produce needed energy, these bets are much less likely and will certainly be more expensive.
Clean Energy Innovation R&D Sees Big Wins in FY20 Appropriations
December 19, 2019
ClearPath Action called the fiscal 2020 spending package a big win for clean energy innovation. Both the House and Senate have passed a bill that includes more than $13 billion for focused and outcome oriented clean energy research, development and deployment (RD&D) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). President Donald Trump has said he will sign the bill.
Historic 7-Year ExIm Bank Reauthorization Necessary for Clean Energy Technology Exports
December 19, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director Rich Powell made the following remarks regarding the Export Import Bank historic seven year reauthorization that was included in the FY20 Appropriations bill.
House Science Moves Bipartisan Clean Energy Package, Including Geothermal, Storage & Grid Modernization
December 19, 2019
ClearPath Action applauded the House Science, Space & Technology
Committee for advancing several bipartisan clean energy innovation bills including the Advanced Geothermal Research and Development Act, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act, and the Grid Modernization Research and Development Act.
NRC Approval of TVA Early Site Permit Establishes Important Precedent for Advanced Nuclear Reactors
Clears path for small modular reactor to be built at Clinch River Site in Tennessee
December 17, 2019
ClearPath Action applauded the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
approval of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) early site permit (ESP) to build a small modular reactor at the Clinch River Site near the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee.
Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) Gets Push From Leading Voices
Labor Union, Environmental Organizations, Nuclear Energy Businesses, and others team up urging passage of NELA
October 15, 2019
ClearPath Action as well as more than 20 organizations from industry and environmental groups, labor unions, and nuclear energy innovators sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to promptly consider and pass the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (S. 903 and H.R. 3306).
ClearPath Joins Chamber, Environmental, Industry Groups Calling on
Senate Leaders to Move Energy Innovation Agenda
October 3, 2019
ClearPath Action joined the Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, as well as leading environmental and industry groups, urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to place widely supported legislation addressing clean energy and climate technology and innovation on the Senate’s fall legislative calendar.
Important Energy Storage Passes Senate Energy Committee Today
September 26, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director Rich Powell released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee passage of critical, large grid-scale battery storage legislation including The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act.
House Passes Critical Advanced Nuclear Bill
September 9, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 1760, the Advanced Nuclear Fuel Availability Act sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.).
Rich Powell: Dems want to fight climate change in all the wrong ways – Here’s what they should support
September 4, 2019
When it comes to the world’s changing climate, many Democrats have been wearing blinders. If you’ve been paying attention to what the Democratic presidential candidates are saying on climate, make sure you look for the big picture.
Advanced Nuclear, Carbon Capture, Fossil Fuel Bills Clear Senate Energy
July 16, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee markup today.
ClearPath Action Comments on White House Effort to Support U.S. Nuclear Fleet
July 15, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director released the following statement regarding the White House Memorandum on the Effect of Uranium Imports on the National Security and Establishment of the United States Nuclear Fuel Working Group.
Important Carbon Capture Battery Storage Bills Get Senate Energy Hearing
July 11, 2019
ClearPath Action Executive Director released the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy hearing this morning that covered carbon capture and large grid-scale battery storage bills including The Launching Energy Advancement through Innovations in Natural Gas (LEADING) Act and The Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act.
ClearPath Action Statement on America’s Environmental Leadership Remarks
July 8, 2019
On Monday, July 8, 2019 ClearPath Action Executive Director Rich Powell, who attended President Donald Trump’s remarks on America’s Environmental Leadership made the following statement.
“USE IT” Included in NDAA, Expedites Carbon Pipeline Permits
June 27, 2019
ClearPath Action applauds the U.S. Senate for including the
Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Broad Coalition Backs ‘Moonshot’ Energy Storage Bills
May 23, 2019
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) are leading bipartisan companion plans for focusing federal efforts toward commercializing breakthrough clean energy storage technologies.
Advanced Nuclear Advocates Applaud Senate NELA Intro
March 28, 2019
A coalition of nine advanced nuclear advocates applauded introduction of the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Leadership Act as an important step in creating a comprehensive blueprint for bolstering the next-generation of the nation’s largest source of reliable and carbon-free power.
House Approves Two More GOP Bills Expediting Clean Hydropower
December 12, 2017
House lawmakers today approved two more Republican bills to expedite clean U.S. hydropower.
House Approves Critical McMorris Rodgers Hydro Reform
November 8, 2017
House lawmakers today approved a critical measure from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) that would improve burdensome licensing and relicensing for non-federal hydropower facilities.
Poll Shows Clean Energy Moves Key Voters
September 25, 2017
A survey of GOP and independent voters in states key to the 2018 congressional midterm election show strong support for Republican candidates who take action on clean energy.
Conaway Leads Bipartisan House Carbon Capture Push
September 14, 2017
ClearPath Action applauds Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) for leading a bipartisan effort to extend and expand a crucial tax incentive for projects that capture and store carbon from power plants and other facilities.
ClearPath Action Praises Gallagher, Curbelo for Energy Storage Amendment
July 27, 2017
ClearPath Action praised efforts by Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) to increase investments in energy storage research and development at the Department of Energy. The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved their amendment to the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018 (H.R.3219), legislation providing fiscal year 2018 funding to a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Energy.
House Lawmakers Make Big Move Backing Small Hydro
July 18, 2017
House lawmakers made a big move in approving a bill from Reps. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) that would expedite federal reviews of small conduit (or energy-recovery) hydropower projects.
Flake Champions Advanced Nuclear, Energy Storage Goals
June 29, 2017
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is leading two bipartisan efforts that hit at a major lapse in federal energy innovation: the lack of real and ambitious goals for applied research.
House Energy Approves Significant Hydropower Reform
June 28, 2017
The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved two bills that would decidedly promote some of the most promising means of expanding hydropower.
McMorris Rodgers Joins Growing GOP Effort To Aid Hydropower
June 26, 2017
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) continues to be a leading promoter this Congress of the significant potential for growth in hydropower with the introduction of legislation that would improve burdensome licensing and relicensing for non-federal facilities.
House Lawmakers Give Swift Approval To Crucial Nuclear Incentive
June 20, 2017
House lawmakers swiftly and broadly backed a bill that improves the effectiveness of the tax incentive needed to advance new nuclear power production, one of our nation’s most potent and reliable clean energy sources.
House Committee Approves Crucial Nuclear Incentive
June 15, 2017
The House Ways and Means Committee today made an important step to help nuclear power remain one of the most potent and reliable clean energy power sources.
Hudson, DeGette Push Big Changes To Small Hydro
June 8, 2017
ClearPath Action praises the leadership of Reps. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) in introducing legislation that would cut federal reviews of small conduit (or energy-recovery) hydropower projects in half.
Portman, Bennet Lead Push For Carbon Capture Bonds
April 5, 2017
ClearPath Action applauds Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) on leading an effort to facilitate the financing of carbon capture projects through the use of private activity bonds.
ClearPath joins coal, labor in pushing DOE fossil R&D
March 10, 2017
Coalition asks President Trump and Energy Secretary Perry not to shortchange the Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy in their 2017 budget request.
ClearPath Takes LCV Scorecard To Task
February 24, 2017
ClearPath Action CEO Jay Faison today questioned the 2016 annual scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters as undervaluing or undermining realistic and meaningful clean energy policies.
ClearPath Joins Major Coalition In Pressing For House 45Q Action
February 6, 2017
ClearPath joined a broad coalition of coal, clean energy and other organizations in pressing House lawmakers to include Section 45Q tax credit for carbon capture technology in a broader tax reform package. 45Q “offers one of the most effective tools to protect jobs and drive growth in the energy sector while also reducing CO2 emissions,” cites the letter to House Ways and Means leaders.
House GOP Moving Quickly To Pass Advanced Nuclear Bills
January 23, 2017
ClearPath Action applauds quick action this new Congress by the House of Representatives to approve bipartisan efforts to bolster research and development of U.S. advanced nuclear reactors.
ClearPath Praises DOE Loan Guarantee For Lake Charles Project
December 21, 2016
ClearPath Action CEO and Founder Jay Faison issued the following statement in reaction to today’s announcement by the Department of Energy to conditionally grant a loan guarantee of up to $2 billion for the construction in Lake Charles, LA, of the world’s first methanol production facility to employ carbon capture technology…
ClearPath Action Commends Proposed FERC Fast-Start Reform
December 19, 2016
ClearPath Action commends the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for proposing significant reforms to address wholesale electricity market distortions that sometimes undermine critical nuclear energy generation.
ClearPath Action Applauds House Passage of Advanced Nuclear Bill
September 13, 2016
House lawmakers approved the Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act, which would require the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission to consider new frameworks for licensing advanced nuclear reactors. The bill – led by Reps.Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) – has a companion in the Senate.
LCV Scorecards Penalize Nuclear and Hydropower
July 27, 2016
LCV alleges that its ratings of elected officials are based on an objective methodology premised on key votes. However, the selection of key votes seems to be designed to produce starkly partisan results, reflecting a bias against many of the most effective clean energy strategies available to pragmatic policymakers.
Republicans Must Go On Offense Against LCV Attacks
July 27, 2016
In recent weeks, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has launched its election-year crusade to attack Republican Congressional candidates across the country. Similar to past cycles, LCV is reverting to using erroneous characterizations and misleading facts in their attacks.
ClearPath, Coal Industry Tout Senate GOP CCUS Support
July 14, 2016
Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, made an important step today toward continuing vital federal support for the development of carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies for fossil-fuel power plants and industrial facilities to harness our nation’s abundant energy resources for a clean energy future.
Letter Supporting Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act
April 29, 2016
ClearPath Action, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, has issued a letter of support for H.R. 4979, the Advanced Nuclear Technology Development Act of 2016. The measure was the subject of a legislative hearing held earlier today in the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
ClearPath Action, Innovation Reform Action Project Highlight Energy Innovation to Appropriators
April 28, 2016
ClearPath Action, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, today released a joint letter with Innovation Reform Action Project executive director Sam Thernstrom. The letter commends Congressional appropriators on their fiscally-sound approach to the proposed budgets in the FY2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bills and urges lawmakers to focus funding on fundamental energy innovation programs that can contribute to our nation’s long-term energy policy goals.
ClearPath Action Hails Senate Passage of Landmark Energy Policy Modernization Act
April 20, 2016
Conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, CEO and founder of ClearPath Action, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions, today issued the following statement in support of S. 2012, the bipartisan “Energy Policy Modernization Act” which was passed by the U.S. Senate today.
ClearPath Action Supports S. 2795, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act
April 14, 2016
ClearPath Action, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, today issued a letter of support for the recently introduced Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act, S. 2795, which would develop the regulatory framework necessary to advance the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors and bring transparency and accountability to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) budget and fee programs.
ClearPath Action Fund Recommends Rightsizing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 2017 Budget
April 5, 2016
ClearPath Action Fund, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, today voiced it support for an effort led by Rep. Bill Flores(R-TX) and 30 other Members seeking to rightsize the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s 2017 budget request through efficiency gains and advancement of off-budget spending for advanced reactor licensing research.
Letter Supporting Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act
February 29, 2016
ClearPath Action Fund, a 501(c)4 working to accelerate conservative clean energy solutions lead by conservative philanthropist Jay Faison, today issued a letter of support for H.R.4084, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act. Introduced by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX)and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, the legislation would bring support to federal research and development, and stimulate private investment in advanced nuclear reactor technologies.
National Poll Shows Strong GOP Support for Clean Energy Policies
September 29, 2015
Today, a trio of leading GOP pollsters discussed the results of a groundbreaking national survey conducted on behalf of ClearPath, a private foundation dedicated to building support for market-based clean energy solutions. “As we dug into this groundbreaking national survey of U.S. voters, it became clear that the big, myth-busting news was how wide and deep support for clean energy policy is among conservatives,” said Jay Faison, founder of ClearPath.
ClearPath CEO Calls for Conservative Clean Energy Solutions in SOTU
January 12, 2016
“President Obama’s last State of the Union address provides a unique opportunity to change the clean energy debate and introduce new ideas and policies conservatives can support. Proponents of bigger government and heavy-handed regulation shouldn’t be the only voices advocating for change. There are conservative clean energy solutions we need to start embracing that will lead us into the 21st century.