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

Above the FoldJun 04, 2018 - 9:00am
Global Energy Institute

America Seizes Control of Its Energy Destiny

The Global Energy Institute has worked on behalf of the energy industry, uniting the sector behind a common strategy and moving it forward.

CommentMay 24, 2018 - 10:45am

User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 83 Fed. Reg. 8,212 (Feb. 26, 2018); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0401; FRL-9974-31

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING Mr. Mark HartmanImmediate Office, Office of Pollution Prevention and ToxicsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20460 RE: User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 83 Fed. Reg.8,212 (Feb. 26, 2018); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0401; FRL-9974-31

Press ReleaseMay 07, 2018 - 9:00am

Global Energy Institute Launches EnergyInnovates to Showcase Technology Leadership

America’s rise to a global energy superpower has been driven by constant advancements in technology and innovation. Now, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute (GEI) is launching a new initiative to highlight the advances that are improving our modern way of life.

Above the FoldApr 04, 2018 - 4:00pm
2017 U.S. average electricity retail prices.

In for a Shock? Here’s Where Your State Stacks Up on Electricity Prices

There’s a pretty wide disparity based on where you live.

In the NewsMar 20, 2018 - 10:30am

Global Energy Institute's Christopher Guith on Bipartisan Policy Center's podcast

BPC’s American Energy Innovation Council podcast talks U.S. competitiveness and technology innovation with Christopher Guith from the U.S Chamber’s Global Energy Institute.

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 6:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to EPA on ANPR on State Guidelines for GHG Emissions from Existing Electric Generating Units

TO: The Honorable E. Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyAttention Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-OAR-2017-0545EPA Docket Center, U.S. EPA, Mailcode: 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460

Above the FoldFeb 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Hydraulic fracturing site located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Pennsylvania.

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018—the Ups & Downs

What does the future hold for American energy? Here's one forecast.

Op EdJan 26, 2018 - 10:00am

Energy policy in Trump era bodes well for Americans and business

At a Bismarck, North Dakota, speech in May 2016, then candidate Donald Trump outlined his “America First Energy Plan,” an ambitious, reform-focused agenda that declared U.S. energy dominance a strategic economic and foreign policy goal and promised to lift restrictions on American energy to create a flood of new jobs.

EventJan 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Reception with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an event with President Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

ReportJan 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk: 2017 Edition

Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk: 2017 Edition

This 2017 Edition of the Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk is the first that we are releasing as the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute. GEI’s original incarnation, the Institute for 21st Century Energy, was formed in 2007 at a time when gasoline prices were at an all-time high, America’s dependence on foreign oil was growing, and our energy security was worsening alarmingly. Today, the situation is much different, which is reflected in our new name. American energy has changed our economy, and now it will change the world’s.