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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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E.g., 06/23/2015
E.g., 06/23/2015

This letter regarding the FY16 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill was sent to the Members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

4 days 17 hours ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The introduction of bipartisan legislation to lift the ban on crude oil exports in the U.S. Senate is further evidence of continued momentum to change this outdated policy, according to the U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy.

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today introduced the "Energy Supply and Distribution Act of 2015," which would lift the ban on crude oil exports and comes on the heels of House legislation with the same goal.

1 week 2 days ago

Addressed to Senators Murkowski and Heitkamp, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives of the Nation's oil industry, strongly supports their newly introduced "Energy Supply and Distibution Act of 2015."

1 week 2 days ago
A natural gas drilling rig in Bradford County, Penn.

"If I owned a place in Pennsylvania, I wouldn't be thinking of closing. I would be thinking about expanding," said a New York pizza shop owner.

1 week 4 days ago