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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#POTUS working overtime to push new job-killing #regs before leaving office, via @dailycaller… https://t.co/K9cxlyJDL8

12/04/2016

US innovation has made #shale gas so affordable even Middle East countries are buying our supply, @bakerinstitute… https://t.co/QS4Sz8oeIk

12/03/2016

Could YOU live w/o the products made affordable by the US #energy renaissance? Read more: https://t.co/1CVeA7puS0 https://t.co/ElXrSygqGn

12/03/2016

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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Above the Fold
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near in New Salem, North Dakota.

The lame duck administration put up another blockade in front of a needed energy infrastructure project.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision supported by the Obama administration to deny the final easement needed for the Dakota Access pipeline, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st  Century Energy, issued the following statement:

“The Obama administration sent a clear message: if your special interest-funded protest is loud enough and has enough celebrities tweeting their support, then the rule of law and the facts no longer matter. 

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00am
Above the Fold
The Asia Vision LNG sits docked at Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG terminal.

Thanks to fracking, we're feeding energy-hungry world markets and lowering domestic energy prices.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 9:00am
Comment

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING AND ELECTRONIC MAIL

TO: Mr. John Cymbalsky
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121
(ResFurnaces2014STD0031@ee.doe.gov)

RE: Docket No. EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces; Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 185 (Friday, September 23, 2016); RIN 1904-AD20

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 10:45am
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 the Department of Interior’s five year plan for oil and gas development:

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:45pm
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! supporting S. 3110, the “American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am