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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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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 and modernizing the permitting system 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.

Take Action

  • Show your support for the KeystoneTransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline by signing our petition. The proposed Pipeline will give the United States access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy supplies from Canada.
  • Tell your friends, in your words, why you're supporting the energy platform of the Institute for 21st Century Energy.
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The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 08/01/2015
E.g., 08/01/2015
Press Release

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee's bipartisan approval of the "Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015," (OPEN) legislation lifting the ban on crude oil exports as well as the broader "Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015":

"Today marks a crucial milestone in the effort to lift the 40-year-old ban on crude exports and demonstrates the growing bipartisan momentum. Chairman Murkowski is to be applauded for her continued leadership to ensure U.S. energy policy reflects the realities of 2015, not the 1970s...

1 day 20 hours ago

The undersigned group of manufacturers, builders, business groups, and energy efficiency advocates write today to express our support for the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act, or SAVE Act, to be included as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. This amendment would seek to improve the energy efficiency of homes by providing a voluntary means of financing energy efficient features and improving the accuracy of mortgage underwriting by federal mortgage agencies.

4 days 16 hours ago

This letter regarding the "Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015" and the "Offshore Production and Energizing National Security Act of 2015" was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

4 days 17 hours ago

Learn more about the Institute for 21st Century Energy's new report, "Grinding to a Halt: Examining the Impacts of Proposed New Ozone Regulations on Key Transportation Projects."

1 week 3 days ago
Press Release

The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy today released the first in a series of new reports detailing the negative impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed ozone regulations on key transportation projects around the nation, starting with the Washington, D.C. region.

1 week 3 days ago

This letter regarding the draft bill related to the "Architecture of Abundance" and modernizing energy policies was sent to the Members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

1 week 3 days ago
Electricity towers in Underwood, North Dakota.

States aren't just worried about the job losses and economic damage from a less-reliable power grid. They also see EPA's plan as a threat to state government sovereignty.

1 week 3 days ago
Three sections of pipe for the Keystone XL pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

Just as the original Keystone pipeline has safely moved oil and made a positive contribution, so too will the Keystone XL pipeline... when President Obama finally pulls it out of permitting limbo.

1 week 4 days ago
Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Photo credit: Department of Energy.

A proposed rail line to Yucca Mountain would pass through the Basin and Range National Monument. For years, President Obama has colluded with Senator Harry Reid to block the disposal site.

2 weeks 3 days ago