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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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#Pipeline construction = job creation & income for #NY, #PA, #DE via @WBNGActionNews https://t.co/wKnBxLzhQ5 https://t.co/BwRih4z3a9

02/08/2016

BRING IT ON – say Texas #energy producers. US #shale drillers use innovation to stay competitive, via @business https://t.co/PWG23RzqSo

02/08/2016

.@MikeCrapo, @SenatorRisch & @OrrinHatch introduced bill to fast track #nuclear tech https://t.co/GNGUMRklyG

02/07/2016

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.

 

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Testimony

Steve Eule’s testimony before the House Science Committee scheduled for February 2nd on COP-21 Paris Climate Agreement.

Press Release

As part of its ongoing series of regulatory reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new study today, titled “Regulatory Indifference Hurts Vulnerable Communities.” This study looks at the significant negative impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air toxics standard, or Brick MACT, rule and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed revisions to the silica permissible exposure limit (PEL) on American brick makers. Compliance with both of these rules at the same time will cost brick makers millions of dollars and devastate the already-threatened industry, where 75% of the companies are small businesses.

6 days 19 hours ago
Letter

Today, the Chamber was included in a coalition letter to the Senate supporting Amendment 3042, or the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy (SAVE) Act, to S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

1 week 9 hours ago
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting S. 2012, the “Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

1 week 3 days ago