Senate Appropriators Push Strong Clean Energy Plan

May 24, 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY19 spending bill coupling critical eagle-eyed investments in carbon capture, advanced nuclear and energy storage with record funding for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

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Senate EPW Gives Win to Carbon Capture Infrastructure

May 22, 2018

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved the bipartisan USE IT Act, which would support carbon capture technologies through public-private partnerships, carbon dioxide pipeline and other infrastructure improvements and R&D.

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Senate Energy Backs Bipartisan Small Hydro Bill

May 17, 2018

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved bipartisan legislation 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.

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House Appropriators Spur Clean Energy Direction

May 16, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee approved a sweeping set of resources and program direction to the Department of Energy that would spur advanced nuclear, carbon capture, energy storage and other clean energy technologies.

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Reps. Knight, Foster Introduce Energy Storage Goals

April 25, 2018

Reps. Steve Knight (R-Calif.) and Bill Foster (D-Ill.) have led the introduction of a bipartisan bill that would establish a set of concrete innovation goals in the coming years for energy storage technologies.

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Senate Energy Approves Advanced Nuclear Goals

March 8, 2018

ClearPath Action applauds the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee for approving bipartisan legislation hitting at a major lapse in federal advanced nuclear and broader clean energy innovation: the lack of real and ambitious goals for applied research.

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Clearpath Applauds Key Senate Nuclear Innovation Win

March 7, 2018

ClearPath Action applauds Senate approval today of the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (S. 97), which would strengthen partnerships between the private sector and government researchers.

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Congress Gives Major Win To Carbon Capture, Advanced Nuclear

February 9, 2018

Congress delivered a game-changing clean energy victory by fixing two critical carbon capture and advanced nuclear tax incentives as part of the broader budget deal signed into law today.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Big Bipartisan Advanced Nuclear Bills Unveiled

March 3, 2017

ClearPath Action is excited to see a strong bipartisan group of Senate Environment and Public Works leaders unveil a new version of their plan to develop the necessary regulatory framework to quicken the licensing of advanced nuclear reactors.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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