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

  • 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 FoldMar 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Power transmission lines are suspended from an electricity pylon in Clifton, New Jersey.

Lagging Infrastructure Means Higher Electricity Prices

Without new energy infrastructure, the Northeast could soon be looking at European-level electricity rates.

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today on the Green New Dea

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

Press ReleaseDec 18, 2018 - 8:45am

New Analysis Demonstrates Massive Costs of “Keep It In the Ground” Anti-Energy Movement

A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) found that the anti-energy “Keep it in the Ground” (KIITG) movement has prevented at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated nearly 730,000 job opportunities.

LetterNov 29, 2018 - 2:45pm

S. 245, "Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017"

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of S. 245, "Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017.”

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.