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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Our Priorities

Our goal is to foster a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. 

Priorities

Facilitate the construction of new energy infrastructure
  • Streamline the permitting process while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Ensure a regulatory process that provides transparency, predictability, and consistency.
Maintain and enhance America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and investments in energy technology innovation
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a comprehensive offshore energy program. 
  • Enact legislation to direct government research and encourage private investment in the technologies of tomorrow, including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear. 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2020 - 10:30pm

Coalition Letter in Support of FERC Confirmation Vote

This Coalition letter was sent to Senate leadership requesting floor votes as soon as possible to confirm new commissioners to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to fill current vacancies.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2020 - 10:15pm

Coalition Letter on HFC Phasedown

This Coalition letter was sent to House and Senate leadership requesting the swift passage of bipartisan legislation that would phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) before the end of this Congress.

Letters to CongressNov 16, 2020 - 10:30pm

Coalition Letter in Support of Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits

This Coalition letter was sent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of the proposal to "Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits."

Press ReleaseOct 28, 2020 - 12:30pm

U.S. Energy Security Achieved its Best Level in 2019

The United States in 2019 was the most energy secure it has been since 1970 according to data in the 2020 edition of the annual Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute.

ReportOct 28, 2020 - 12:00pm
Cover image for the Energy Security Risk Index, a report released in October 2020

Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk®: Assessing America's Vulnerabilities in a Global Energy Market

The 2020 edition of the Global Energy Institute’s (GEI) Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk incorporates the most recent historical and forecast data to assess the current and future state of U.S. energy security risk. The Index is made up of 37 different measures of energy security risk in nine categories: global fuels; fuel imports; energy expenditures; price and market volatility; energy use intensity; electric power sector; transportation sector; environmental; and basic science and energy research & development.1 The Index covers the historical period from 1970 to 2019 and a forecast period out to 2040.

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Letters to CongressSep 30, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 2657, "American Energy Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 2657, the "American Energy Innovation Act."

Above the FoldSep 24, 2020 - 11:15am
Climate & Energy

With Momentum Building, Historic Climate Change Progress is Possible in 2020

Now is the time to invest in climate-friendly technology and infrastructure that will create jobs and improve the environment.

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an Amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer to H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."