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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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Ratepayers should question @EPA 's #CostlyPowerPlan, as they're the ones footing the bill. Says @HoppyKercheval https://t.co/dDzuG4AEDE


Opportunity for new #LNG export terminal in Louisiana, IF fed govt greenlights the facility. Via @OilandEnergy https://t.co/MlWvjdn1SL


.@Interior should take disciplined approach to #Arctic #energy development to keep US secure: op-ed in @thehill https://t.co/HAKe1tthzR


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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TO: Ms. Brenda Edwards
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121

RE: Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0030: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Commercial Packaged Boilers; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2016); RIN 1904-AD01

6 days 19 hours ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding a federal district court ruling striking down the Department of Interior’s proposed regulations on hydraulic fracturing:

“The courts have once again stepped in to halt Now on another occasion, the courts have stepped in to halt an Obama administration rule that would threaten jobs and energy security. It has become clear that this administration's legacy will be one of regulatory over-reach.

6 days 22 hours ago


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports bipartisan energy legislation approved in the House and Senate, S. 2012, and urges the Senate to proceed to formal conference with the House on this important legislation.

2 weeks 2 days ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten issued the following statement today praising House passage of the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016”:

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Above the Fold

He steps into the role at a critical juncture but is optimistic: “Politics can be divisive, but I think business brings people together.”

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Press Release

The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy’s Annual International Index of Energy Security Risk quantifies what has been apparent for the last several years—U.S. energy security is improving as a result of America’s shale energy revolution...

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