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 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., 10/21/2016
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Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—With some politicians and interest groups heralding Europe’s energy policies as a model to follow, the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy examined what would happen if the U.S. was forced to pay EU energy prices.

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 8:00am

This is a coalition letter to the President commending the Administration on extending the initiative for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs) for another three years with a $2 billion goal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Above the Fold
A protester being arrested at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site near Glen Ullin, N.D.

Protests have intensified after the Obama administration took steps to halt the energy infrastructure project.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:00am


TO: Mr. Jeremy Dommu
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121

RE: Docket No. EERE-2016-BT-STD-0022: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Uninterruptible Power Supplies; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 151 (Friday, August 5, 2016); RIN 1904-AD69

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:15pm
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX—The second report in the Energy Institute’s Energy Accountability Series finds that America’s economy would be much weaker today if certain politicians and special interest groups had gotten their way and oil and natural gas resources had not been developed.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am