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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W/o access to affordable domestic #energy resources, these 5 states paid the price. See where your state ranks:… https://t.co/fxfOGT3l8q

03/29/2017

Could Pres. #Trump's #EnergyIndependence EO usher in a new era of US energy? Our new blog explores what it means: https://t.co/E2aNoqjvcx

03/29/2017

Domestic #energy resources helped these states have affordable electricity. See where your state ranks:… https://t.co/coAiVmfjb8

03/29/2017

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 American Growth Agenda - an ambitious plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.

 

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The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s Energy Independence executive order:

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 11:00pm
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27 states, including perennial high-cost states such as California, New York, experienced declines in their 2016 average retail electricity.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:15am
Press Release

Today’s Decision Shows Investors that ‘Things Have Changed in Washington’

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today following the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s presidential permit:

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30am
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Meeting the commitments in the Paris climate agreement could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and the industrial sector 6.5 million jobs.

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 2:30pm
Press Release

Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study prepared by NERA Economic Consulting.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Press Release

Rulemaking Under Previous Administration was Rushed, Lacked Transparency and Full Participation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it is re-opening a review of vehicle fuel efficiency standards through Model Year 2025:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00pm