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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.
  • 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

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Oil drilling platform being transported to the Gulf of Mexico.

Unless someone invents some magical new source of energy, oil and natural gas demand will continue for decades. Taking large swaths of the outer continental shelf off the table is bad energy policy.

1 day 5 hours ago


TO: Ms. Brenda Edwards
U.S. Department of Energy
Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–5B
1000 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20585–0121

1 week 4 hours ago
Dollar bills

Residential consumer gas bills have dropped $13 billion per year. These gains are at risk from duplicative federal regulations.

1 week 7 hours ago

This letter was sent to Chairman Shimkus and Ranking Member Tonko of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and copied to the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in support of the draft legislation, the “Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015.”

1 week 10 hours ago
A pumpjack in Los Angeles, Calif.

The only thing these redundant federal regulations will do is ensure less of our energy abundance is available for our energy-hungry economy.

1 week 4 days ago

ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance Exclusive U.S. Chamber Interview


ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance, who has witnessed firsthand the evolution of his industry, sits down for an exclusive talk during his recent visit to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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