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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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09/15/2016

Opinion: #Shale revolution keeps growing & will fuel America’s future. https://t.co/lXUinPe0W1

09/15/2016

Today’s #KIITG protesters ignore enormous benefits of #energy production on fed lands @politico https://t.co/phzCbyBPwJ

09/15/2016

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., 09/25/2016
E.g., 09/25/2016
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
Letter

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

The undersigned group of manufacturers, builders, and business groups write today to express our support for the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act, or SAVE Act, which is included as Subtitle F of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. This provision would improve the energy efficiency of homes by providing a voluntary means of financing energy efficient features and improving the accuracy of mortgage underwriting by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
Above the Fold
Pipeline protesters standing on vandalized construction equipment in North Dakota. Photo source: Morton County (N.D.) Sheriff's Department.

They have been completely co-opted by “Keep it in the ground” extremists.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
Above the Fold
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters pin a security guard against a truck.

Energy opponents continue to use water and cultural concerns to mask their true, anti-energy agenda.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:30pm