Emerging Technologies Committee
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Emerging Technologies Committee establishes and supports policies that facilitate the long-term development and diffusion of emerging technologies, principally in the fields of energy and the environment. Emphasis is placed on encouragement of those policies that heighten the strength and competitivity of U.S. business and industry in the global marketplace.
The Emerging Technologies Committee is tasked with creating a positive environment for the long-term development and deployment of new and emerging technologies when and where it makes sense to do this and for promoting their benefits both domestically and internationally.
The committee advocates for beneficial technology policies through interactions with Congress, the executive branch, and regulatory agencies. Within the Chamber, the committee works in a coordinated manner with the other regulatory committees to ensure that obstacles that are detrimental to long-term technological innovation and deployment are identified and removed and to ensure that beneficial policies are established.
U.S. Chamber Board Member, Donald Sterhan, President of Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc., chairs the Emerging Technologies Committee.
U.S. Chamber Strategy
- Host conferences, seminars, and other events to support the development and deployment of emerging technologies in the fields of energy and the environment. Attention is given to the technologies as well as to the infrastructural characteristics of the environment within which they are developed and introduced.
- Identify and utilize opportunities for business and industry to interact with and voice opinion to federal policy makers and other parties concerning key issues that affect the successful development and deployment of new and emerging technology products into the marketplace.
- Provide comments, testimony, and policy recommendations on relevant legislation and regulations related to technology innovation, consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of the Chamber.
Mr. Donald Sterhan
Mountain Plains Equity Group, Inc.
Staff Contact Information
Dr. Walter M. Shaub
Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division
2009 Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Annual Report
2009 Emerging Technologies Committee Fall Meeting
Spring 2009 Committee Meeting Presentations - Grid Modernization and Energy Efficiency
Fall 2008 Committee Meeting Presentations - International developments in climate policy and Smart Grid Overview
Summer 2008 Seminar Presentation - Climate and Energy Technology Needs Forecast
Spring 2008 Committee Meeting Presentations - Green Buildings
Fall 2007 Committee Meeting Presentations - Emerging and Innovative Technologies
Summer 2007 Seminar Presentation - Climate and Energy Technology Needs Forecast
Spring 2007 Committee Meeting Presentations - Future of Coal; Incentivizing Technological Progress