Energy

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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We agree w/ @SenDanSullivan: dev of #Arctic resources will benefit our strategic, econ & enviro interests. @CSIS https://t.co/JDNvFhI5wQ

01/24/2017

TUNE IN NOW: EI’s Guith will be on @BBC with @SamiraHussain15 talking #POTUS’ Executive Orders on #DAPL and #KXL

01/24/2017

Big win today for critical #energy infrastructure projects. Thanks #POTUS, you #CutRedTape! https://t.co/lihmQMHov3 https://t.co/WLRjEnvodQ

01/24/2017

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 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.

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Energy is a key component of the U.S. Chamber's American Growth Agenda - an ambitious plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.

 

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 01/24/2017
E.g., 01/24/2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announced Executive Orders on accelerating infrastructure:

“For too long, private infrastructure investment has been held hostage by government interference driven by fringe interests. Today’s Executive Orders on the Dakota Access pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate that we finally have an administration that is serious about putting American energy to work for the entire economy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:15pm
Above the Fold
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near in New Salem, North Dakota.

The Army Corps of Engineers intends to prepare an environmental impact statement on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:45pm
Press Release

Business Community Optimistic, Realistic, and Ready for Meaningful Reform to Reignite Spirit of American Enterprise

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said today in his annual “State of American Business” address that fostering stronger, faster, and more broadly shared economic growth must be the top priority for the nation’s leaders.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:30am