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America is in the midst of a true energy revolution. After decades of fear over potential energy scarcity, we are now in an era of energy abundance, driven by technological innovation and American know-how. But will we have the wisdom to capitalize on this opportunity? If we develop smart policies, we can use affordable and abundant energy to launch a manufacturing revival, improve our trade deficit, effectively increase household spending power, and revitalize America’s economy.

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Our Position

Energy has driven job growth and improvement in our economy and will continue to be an opportunity for our country. The U.S. Chamber and its Institute for 21st Century Energy are urging Congress and the administration to take the needed legislative and regulatory steps to produce more American energy in an environmentally responsible manner—and we should be able to sell it around the world.

Energy Works for US, the Energy Institute’s plan to secure America’s energy future, calls for:​

  • Allowing greater access to oil and gas resources on federal lands and offshore.
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of renewable sources of energy.
  • Promoting energy efficiency and advanced technologies.
  • Expanding the use of emissions-free nuclear energy.
  • Recognizing the important role of coal in our economy and working to make it cleaner.
  • Reforming the regulatory process and modernizing the permitting system for energy projects.
  • Developing a competitive energy workforce.

Energy is delivering for Americans by creating millions of jobs, lowing prices and raising incomes, and increasing our energy security and our national security. Revenues generated by increased production can even help solve our nation’s fiscal challenges. Energy is doing all of that and can do even more—if we let it.

Take Action

  • Show your support for the KeystoneTransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline by signing our petition. The proposed Pipeline will give the United States access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy supplies from Canada.
  • Tell your friends, in your words, why you're supporting the energy platform of the Institute for 21st Century Energy.
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The Institute for 21st Century Energy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Foundation is hosting a conversation with Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer, ConocoPhillips.

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The administration’s “more study is needed” excuse is such a farce that reporters laughed at White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest when he used it.

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A worker walks past pipe ready to be used to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. Photographer: Photographer: Scott Dalton/Bloomberg.

“By vetoing this legislation and continuing to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, it is becoming harder and harder to take President Obama’s commitment to job creation and energy security seriously,” said Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber President and CEO.

2 days 17 hours ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement today after President Obama vetoed legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

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A man in a t-shirt supporting the Keystone XL pipeline at a Laborers' International Union of North America rally.

In the shadow of President Obama’s expected veto, Keystone XL pipeline supporters continued advocating for the energy infrastructure project.

2 weeks 19 hours ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In response to the House of Representatives vote today to approve S. 1, the Keystone Pipeline Approval Act, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Energy Institute president and CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement:

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