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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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.@lisamurkowski hopes that when @POTUS visits tomorrow he will listen to Alaskans about their energy needs http://t.co/zi3mCeeGqW


The permitting process is needlessly lengthy, complex & unpredictable. Here's how we'd fix it: http://t.co/fs17CkXV4C


ICYMI: Congress will fund infrastructure upgrades while EPA creates regs to stop $ from being spent, @reviewjournal http://t.co/i6sM6fZhoS


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.
  • Stay up-to-date on U.S. energy news, Institute for 21st Century Energy activities, and ways to stay involved by signing up for our email list.



The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 08/31/2015
E.g., 08/31/2015
Press Release

Today in Columbus, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomed central Ohio community and business leaders to a public forum exploring the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed ground-level ozone rule on Ohio's communities and economy. The EPA's proposal would reduce Ohio's Gross State Product by over $23 billion from 2017 to 2040, result in almost 23,000 jobs lost annually, cost each household $450 per year, and come with $840 million in compliance costs.

1 week 39 min ago
Above the Fold

In its final 18 months in power, the Obama administration aims to implement its environmental agenda in a one-two knockout punch by the Environmental Protection Agency. And just who will bear the brunt of EPA's new rules? American consumers, companies, and states--along with the national economy.

2 weeks 4 hours ago
Above the Fold

The list of cities grows. The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy released a new report Tuesday detailing how a proposed new regulation from the Obama administration could delay or cancel key new transportation projects in the Las Vegas region.

2 weeks 4 days ago
Press Release

The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy today released a new report detailing how a proposed new regulation from the Obama administration could delay or cancel key new transportation projects in the Las Vegas region. Grinding to A Halt takes a detailed look at the challenges Las Vegas will face in meeting EPA's proposal to tighten ozone standards to 65-70 parts per billion, and the projects that could be delayed if the region fails to comply.

2 weeks 6 days ago

This letter was sent to the members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in support of S. 1324, the "Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act" (ARENA Act), in advance of the Committee marking up the bill tomorrow morning.

3 weeks 5 days ago

This Partnership for a Better Energy Future coalition letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of S. 1324, the "Affordable Reliable Electricity Now Act of 2015" (ARENA).

3 weeks 5 days ago
Above the Fold
President Obama speaks about EPA carbon regulations at an event in the White House.

California, the Northeast, and Germany show us what's in store for electricity users.

3 weeks 6 days ago

Above the Fold

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