On May 4th CCE-NC in collaboration with CRES (Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions) held the third annual Congressional fly-in with members of the North Carolina delegation. The virtual meetings were held with Congressman Patrick McHenry and top level staff from the offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis. A variety of energy policy issues were discussed, including The Growing Climate Solutions Act & The Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act of 2021.
Discussions centered around topics of energy independence, free markets, grid modernization and the future impact of clean technology. Meeting participants encouraged the policy makers to continue to find ways to support the growing clean energy economy, with a particular focus on the positive impact that North Carolina has seen from clean energy over the past decade.
CCE-NC was thrilled to a part of this discussion with CRES. As Heather Reams, CRES Executive director stated, “Conservatives understand the important role clean energy holds in our economy, national security, infrastructure, and as part of an all-of-the-above energy mix that prioritizes lowering emissions while keeping government mandates limited.”