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 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.



The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 02/19/2017
E.g., 02/19/2017
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 following President Trump’s signature on the Congressional Review Act Resolution repealing the so-called Stream Protection Rule:

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:30pm

Thomas Sullivan's testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing, "Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 10:00am
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 the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.J. Res. 44, to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule, was sent to all Members of Congress.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm

This coalition letter supporting the resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the stream protection rule was sent to all Members of the United States Congress.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.J. Res. 38, to disapprove the stream protection rule, and H.J. Res. 41, to disapprove the resource extraction rule, was sent to all Members of the House of Representatives.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 3:30pm