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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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#Shale revolution has helped US “flex its diplomatic muscle,” via @hermstheword.


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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.

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



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ON: Statement for the Record on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposal on Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units

TO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

BY: Mary K. Martin Energy, Clean Air & Natural Resources Policy Counsel U.S. Chamber of Commerce

DATE: November 19, 2015

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This morning Steve Eule will be testifying before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing entitled, “ Examining the International Climate Negotiations.” Attached is his written testimony provided to the Committee.

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This letter supporting H.J. Res. 71 and H.J. Res. 72, resolutions of disapproval of the EPA’s NSPS and ESPS rules, was sent to all Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting S.J. Res. 23 and S.J. Res. 24, respectively regarding disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to prohibit EPA regulations, was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

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