Energy

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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Priorities for 2018

  • Support congressional and administration efforts to expand the amount of federally controlled areas available for energy production.
  • Work with Congress on nuclear waste legislation and with the administration on implementing an effective nuclear waste strategy, including the completion of the licensing process for Yucca Mountain.
  • Advocate for broad energy legislation that helps increase energy efficiency, while embracing the country’s diverse energy assets.
  • Work with Congress and the administration on bolstering funding for innovative and transformative energy research, development, and deployment.
  • Advance efforts to replace the Clean Power Plan with a durable and achievable approach to addressing carbon emissions through collaboration between the federal government, states, and all stakeholders.
  • Strive to revise the New Source Performance Standards for methane emissions from the energy industry to properly reflect voluntary measures that have already provided significant reductions.
  • Cooperate with the Department of Interior to withdraw its Venting and Flaring rule, which is duplicative and lacks statutory authorization.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldAug 27, 2018 - 9:00am
GEI analysis

Tax Reform Tied to Lower Electricity Costs

The positive effects of tax reform ripple through the economy, benefiting both businesses and consumers in a number of ways.

CommentAug 23, 2018 - 1:45pm

Comments on Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk Management Programs Under the Clean Air Act

August 23, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING Mr. James Belke and Ms. Kathy Franklin U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Land and Emergency Management (5104A) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20460

Above the FoldAug 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Electricity tower

Seven Ways EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule is a Better Approach than the Clean Power Plan

The Chamber and its allies look forward to a detailed review and comment of the EPA's new CPP rule.

Press ReleaseAug 21, 2018 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S.

CommentAug 20, 2018 - 5:15pm

Comments on Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile: Perfluoroalkyls

CH A M B E R O F CO M M E R C E O F T H E UN I T E D ST A T E S O F AM E R I C A 1615 H ST R E E T, NW WA S H I N G T O N, DC 20062 ( 2 0 2 ) 463-5310 August 20, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

CommentAug 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Comments on Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

CH A M B E R O F CO M M E R C E O F T H E UN I T E D ST A T E S O F AM E R I C A NE I L L. BR A D L E Y EX E C U T I V E VI C E PR E S I D E N T & CH I E F PO L I C Y OF F I C E R 1615 H ST R E E T, NW WA S H I N G T O N, DC 20062 ( 2 0 2 ) 463-5310 August 20, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

Press ReleaseAug 16, 2018 - 9:30am

New U.S. Chamber Analysis Quantifies Energy Rate Savings and Economic Growth from Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Utility Tax Savings to Benefit Residential and Industrial Customers, Broader Economy

Press ReleaseJun 20, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Shows Strength in U.S. Chamber’s 2018 International Index of Energy Security Risk

United States Now Second to Norway on Strength of Rising Domestic Energy Production

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 9:45am

H.R. 5904, the "No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2018"

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee in opposition to H.R. 5904, the "No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2018."

LetterJun 07, 2018 - 5:15pm

H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they begin to consider H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.