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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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.@ErnestMoniz: increased production of #oilandgas thanks to #fracking. @washexaminer https://t.co/R60kGAj3jU https://t.co/FKPBVj0OvA

08/27/2016

Federal lands provide 25% of US #energy production. Why ban it? https://t.co/VGE5mRdu94 https://t.co/O7IY2s19Ls

08/27/2016

Once a supporter of #offshore development, Tim Kaine has changed his tune. Read more: https://t.co/VGE5mRdu94 https://t.co/1a9PRdZTn6

08/26/2016

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 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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E.g., 08/28/2016
E.g., 08/28/2016
Press Release

‘Energy Accountability Series’ Analyzes Impacts of Policy Proposals

DENVER—The first report in the Energy Institute’s Energy Accountability Series finds that proposals from Hillary Clinton and other politicians to ban oil, gas, and coal production on federal lands and waters would cost America hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in revenue.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 10:00am
Letter

Dear Chairmen Murkowski and Upton and Ranking Members Cantwell and Pallone:

We, the undersigned businesses, advocacy organizations and trade associations write to express our strong support for the policies included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012) and the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) that would promote energy efficiency in the nation’s Federal buildings and facilities.

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Letter

Dear Members of Congress:

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Letter

Dear Chairmen Murkowski and Upton and Ranking Members Cantwell and Pallone:

We the undersigned businesses and trade associations are writing to express our strong support for the policies included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012) and the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) that promote energy efficiency in industrial, commercial, and residential applications and urge you to include these provisions in the final conferenced package.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 10:30am
Comment

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAIL

TO: Ms. Brenda Edwards
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121
(AirCompressors2013STD0040@ee.doe.gov)

RE: Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0040: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Compressors; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2016); RIN 1904-AC83

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 4:45pm
Comment

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAIL

TO: Ms. Brenda Edwards
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–2J
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121
(ManufacturedHousing2009BC0021@ee.doe.gov)

RE: Docket No. EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 117 (Friday, June 17, 2016); RIN 1904-AC11

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 4:45pm
Comment

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAIL

TO: Ms. Brenda Edwards
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121
(PortableAC2013STD0033@ee.doe.gov)

RE: Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0033: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Portable Air Conditioners; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 113 (Monday, June 13, 2016); RIN 1904-AD02

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:00pm