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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Priorities for 2018

  • Support congressional and administration efforts to expand the amount of federally controlled areas available for energy production.
  • Work with Congress on nuclear waste legislation and with the administration on implementing an effective nuclear waste strategy, including the completion of the licensing process for Yucca Mountain.
  • Advocate for broad energy legislation that helps increase energy efficiency, while embracing the country’s diverse energy assets.
  • Work with Congress and the administration on bolstering funding for innovative and transformative energy research, development, and deployment.
  • Advance efforts to replace the Clean Power Plan with a durable and achievable approach to addressing carbon emissions through collaboration between the federal government, states, and all stakeholders.
  • Strive to revise the New Source Performance Standards for methane emissions from the energy industry to properly reflect voluntary measures that have already provided significant reductions.
  • Cooperate with the Department of Interior to withdraw its Venting and Flaring rule, which is duplicative and lacks statutory authorization.

Recent Activity

ReportJan 11, 2018 - 4:45pm
What if...America's Energy Renaissance Never Actually Happened?

What if...America's Energy Renaissance Never Actually Happened?

America’s relatively recent energy revolution has fundamentally transformed the way we find, access, transport, and consume the energy resources that power our economy. Moving from an Era of Energy Scarcity to an Era of Energy Abundance has caught many by surprise and upended global energy markets.

ReportJan 11, 2018 - 4:30pm
What if... Hydraulic Fracturing was Banned?

What if... Hydraulic Fracturing was Banned?

This paper marks the fourth in a series of reports produced by the Energy Institute being released this fall, each taking a substantive look at what might have happened in the past – or could happen in the future – if certain energy-related comments and policy prescriptions put forth by prominent politicians and their supporters were actually adopted. We’re calling it the Energy Accountability Series.

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

Press ReleaseJan 04, 2018 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute: New Offshore Leasing Proposal Helps Secure America’s Energy Future

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Interior’s Draft 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program:

Above the FoldJan 03, 2018 - 1:30pm
2017 State of American Business address with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue.

2017 Was Full of Pro-Growth Victories for America

From a mesmerizing eclipse to major storms that brought Americans together, 2017 was as wild as Bitcoin’s daily price swings.

Press ReleaseDec 18, 2017 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Statement on EPA’s Request for Input on Power Plant Emissions Guidelines

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking addressing carbon emissions from power plants: 

TestimonyDec 13, 2017 - 9:30am

Testimony to U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy regarding The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade

    Testimony on The Impacts and Future of North American Energy Trade to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy by The Honorable Karen A. Harbert, President & CEO, Global Energy Institute, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Press ReleaseNov 20, 2017 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Statement on Nebraska Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) to grant a permit that will allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska:

Above the FoldNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act

Clearing the Way for Energy Innovators

The U.S. Chamber applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt's rollback of two rules that hovered ominously over key industries for far too long.