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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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Press ReleaseNov 20, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Statement on Nebraska Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) to grant a permit that will allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska:

Above the FoldNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act

Clearing the Way for Energy Innovators

The U.S. Chamber applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt's rollback of two rules that hovered ominously over key industries for far too long.

Op EdOct 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Op-Ed: Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer

By Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute The Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer to a real concern.

Above the FoldOct 27, 2017 - 4:45pm
An offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Big Lease Sales Show Trump Administration is Serious about American Energy

We now have an administration that appreciates the good things America’s energy resources do for families, jobs, and the economy

Press ReleaseOct 23, 2017 - 11:15am

Global Energy Institute and Beveridge & Diamond Launch New Energy and Environmental Policy Tracker

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the Trump administration moves forward with an ambitious energy and environmental reform agenda, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute and the law firm Beveridge & Diamond today launched a comprehensive Energy Tracker to help follow key regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments.

Issue BriefOct 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Climate Change

Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The best solutions are going to come from the private sector—or the private sector working together with government.

Press ReleaseOct 10, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding EPA’s formal action proposing repeal of the Clean Power Plan:  

Press ReleaseSep 28, 2017 - 10:15am

New Report: U.S. Energy Security Continues to Improve

The 2017 edition of Global Energy Institute’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk finds that U.S. energy security is continuing to rapidly improve to one of the best scores in decades, after hitting bottom just five years ago.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Power lines near a coal power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

There’s a Price to be Paid for Less Reliable Electricity

New report from the Global Energy Institute demonstrates the value of a diverse energy mix.

Press ReleaseSep 19, 2017 - 9:00am

New IHS Study Provides Latest Evidence that America Needs to Maintain All of Its Existing Electricity Sources

A new study by analytics firm IHS Markit, co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, puts a price tag on just how important our current balance of coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energy really is. The report, ‘Ensuring Resilient and Efficient Electricity Generation,’ found that the current diverse and balanced portfolio of electricity resources is saving our nation $114 billion per year in electricity costs. As a result, the cost of electricity is 27 percent lower than it would be without such a well-balanced mix.