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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Our Priorities

Our goal is to foster a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. 

Priorities

Facilitate the construction of new energy infrastructure
  • Streamline the permitting process while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Ensure a regulatory process that provides transparency, predictability, and consistency.
Maintain and enhance America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and investments in energy technology innovation
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a comprehensive offshore energy program. 
  • Enact legislation to direct government research and encourage private investment in the technologies of tomorrow, including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear. 

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Opposes Executive Action to Halt Keystone XL Pipeline

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today opposing the Biden Administration’s announced plans to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit.

Press ReleaseJan 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Rejoining Paris Agreement

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today welcoming the Biden Administration’s decision to immediately rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement:

Above the FoldJan 15, 2021 - 10:30am
Capitol

Infrastructure and Workforce Development Are Key to Rebuilding America

Check out the key takeaways from our Policy Power Hour: Spotlight on Washington on Jan. 14, 2021.

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

  Introduction Thank you, Traci—and welcome to all of you joining us from across this great nation, and all around the world. Let me start by wishing each of you a happy, healthy, and hopeful New Year. We come together today, optimistic—that’s right, optimistic—for the year and the future, because the State of American Business is resilient.

Letters to CongressDec 21, 2020 - 4:15pm

Key Vote Letter on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the COVID-19 Relief Package

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the omnibus COVID-19 relief legislative package.

Press ReleaseDec 21, 2020 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Agreement on Historic Climate and Energy Legislation

Marty Durbin, senior vice president of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today applauding the news that House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement to include climate and energy innovation legislation in their year-end omnibus appropriations package.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Letters to CongressDec 01, 2020 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4897, the “American Nuclear Infrastructure Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, supporting S. 4897, the "American Nuclear Infrastructure Act."

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2020 - 10:30pm

Coalition Letter in Support of FERC Confirmation Vote

This Coalition letter was sent to Senate leadership requesting floor votes as soon as possible to confirm new commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to fill current vacancies.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2020 - 10:15pm

Coalition Letter on HFC Phasedown

This Coalition letter was sent to House and Senate leadership requesting the swift passage of bipartisan legislation that would phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) before the end of this Congress.