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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Our Priorities

Our goal is to foster a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. 

Priorities

Facilitate the construction of new energy infrastructure
  • Streamline the permitting process while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Ensure a regulatory process that provides transparency, predictability, and consistency.
Maintain and enhance America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and investments in energy technology innovation
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a comprehensive offshore energy program. 
  • Enact legislation to direct government research and encourage private investment in the technologies of tomorrow, including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear. 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an Amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer to H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 22, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter on the Amendment to S. 2657, "American Energy Innovation Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on the Amendment to S. 2657, the American Energy Innovation Act, which would phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Press ReleaseSep 11, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber to Partner with ACC Campus on Climate Innovation Tour

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will serve as an official partner for the American Conservation Coalition Campus “Electric Election 2020 Roadtrip” to highlight the role of market-based innovation and corporate stewardship in delivering solutions to climate and environmental challenges in cities and towns across the country.

Press ReleaseSep 10, 2020 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Calls Senate HFCs Agreement "Win-Win" for Manufacturers and the Environment

Marty Durbin, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding an agreement announced today to allow legislation to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to proceed:

Press ReleaseAug 25, 2020 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber Coalition Moves to Defend NEPA Reforms In Court

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with eight other associations, has taken steps to intervene in litigation seeking to roll back recently enacted reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

CommentAug 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

Bulk Power System EO RFI (DOE-HQ-2020-0028)

Dear Deputy Assistant Secretary Kosak:

Letters to CongressAug 17, 2020 - 2:45pm

Coalition Letter on Climate and Energy Technology and Innovation Legislation

This Coalition letter was sent to House leadership supporting a number of bills relating to energy and climate innovation and technology.

Press ReleaseAug 04, 2020 - 11:00am

National Audubon Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Praise Enactment of the Great American Outdoors Act

The National Audubon Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the United States Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today about the Great American Outdoors Act becoming law.

Letters to CongressJul 20, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021""

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 6395, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."