America is poised to become a global energy powerhouse. With the right policy framework, the energy sector can create even more jobs, generate much needed federal and state revenue, and move the nation toward greater energy self reliance, thus improving our competitiveness and national security.
To take full advantage of America’s opportunity, we must allow greater access to our oil and gas resources, recognize the important role of coal in our economy and work to make it cleaner, and develop and deploy advanced technologies, including alternative energy sources, nuclear energy, and energy efficiency. Developing a competitive energy workforce, streamlining the permitting process for energy infrastructure projects, and resisting regulations that burden the economy and threaten the reliability of our electricity supply are also necessary if America is to fulfill its energy potential.
The Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy recently launched its new, comprehensive plan to make Energy Work for US. Learn more at EnergyWorksForUS.com.
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#Fact: Today, it takes half the amount of energy to produce a dollar of GDP than it did in 1970 #EnergyWorksForUS
Groups are also on opposite sides when it comes to hydraulic fracturing.
#EnergyFact: Nuclear plant operation generates 400 - 700 permanent jobs via @NEI
The continued delays on permitting the Keystone XL pipeline—the latest of which came last Friday—illustrate clearly why America needs a streamlined permitting process.