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When it comes to climate policy in the U.S., it might appear that there are only two options: you’re either for or against oil and gas.

“This idea that there are Republican fuels in energy and Democrat fuels in energy has really stalled any kind of progress and advancement in solving a very large, global issue,” said Heather Reams, executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES).

Reams recently joined Energy Policy Watch for a frank discussion on a bipartisan approach to strong energy and climate policies. “I think it’s time to stop the rhetoric and start inviting Republicans to the table,” she told host Jack Belcher.

CRES is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit focusing on engaging Republican policymakers and the public about responsible, conservative solutions to address our nation’s energy, economic and environmental security while increasing the U.S.’s competitive edge.

“We want Republicans to have a seat at the table when we’re talking about creating federal climate policy—at the state level as well but certainly at the federal level,” Reams said.


  • CRES Mission (1:15)
  • Climate policy (1:55)
  • Recent legislation (4:20)
  • Infrastructure bill (6:50)
  • Carbon offset reality (9:15)
  • Domestic oil and gas (11:40)
  • Natural gas opportunity (16:25)
  • Republican, Democrat fuels (19:30)
  • Shale revolution benefits (22:20)
  • Importance of ESG (23:30)

Energy Policy Watch is a partnership between Hart Energy and Cornerstone to bring regular video updates on legislative and regulatory actions affecting the energy industry. Guests range from key representatives or congressional staff to relevant cabinet-level officials and executive branch personnel. View More Energy Policy Watch Episodes Here.