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.

Projects and Programs

 

 

 


Our Priorities

 

Priorities

Remove unnecessary barriers to building new energy infrastructure
  • Eliminate bureaucratic delays in permitting.
  • Increase certainty of the permitting process.
  • Improve scoping predictability and consistency in the permitting process.
Continue to increase America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and decreased imports with fuel-neutral policies
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a robust offshore energy program.
  • Invest in the technologies of tomorrow including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 747, "Diesel Emissions Reduction Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting S. 747, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Press ReleaseMar 29, 2019 - 3:30pm

Statement on Presidential Permit for Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christopher Guith, Acting President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute, today issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Presidential Permit on the Keystone XL pipeline:

EventMar 27, 2019 - 8:00am to Mar 29, 2019 - 5:00pm
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USABC Energy Delegation

The U.S.-Argentina Business Council (USABC) convened a delegation of executives in Neuquén (Vaca Muerta) in March to meet with local government officials, unions, and stakeholders and learn about the investment opportunities for the energy sector in the region.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Power transmission lines are suspended from an electricity pylon in Clifton, New Jersey.

Lagging Infrastructure Means Higher Electricity Prices

Without new energy infrastructure, the Northeast could soon be looking at European-level electricity rates.

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today on the Green New Dea

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

Press ReleaseDec 18, 2018 - 8:45am

New Analysis Demonstrates Massive Costs of “Keep It In the Ground” Anti-Energy Movement

A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) found that the anti-energy “Keep it in the Ground” (KIITG) movement has prevented at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated nearly 730,000 job opportunities.

Letters to CongressNov 29, 2018 - 2:45pm

S. 245, "Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017"

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of S. 245, "Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2017.”