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


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

Press ReleaseOct 10, 2017 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding EPA’s formal action proposing repeal of the Clean Power Plan:  

Press ReleaseSep 28, 2017 - 10:15am

New Report: U.S. Energy Security Continues to Improve

The 2017 edition of Global Energy Institute’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk finds that U.S. energy security is continuing to rapidly improve to one of the best scores in decades, after hitting bottom just five years ago.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Power lines near a coal power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

There’s a Price to be Paid for Less Reliable Electricity

New report from the Global Energy Institute demonstrates the value of a diverse energy mix.

Press ReleaseSep 19, 2017 - 9:00am

New IHS Study Provides Latest Evidence that America Needs to Maintain All of Its Existing Electricity Sources

A new study by analytics firm IHS Markit, co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, puts a price tag on just how important our current balance of coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable energy really is. The report, ‘Ensuring Resilient and Efficient Electricity Generation,’ found that the current diverse and balanced portfolio of electricity resources is saving our nation $114 billion per year in electricity costs. As a result, the cost of electricity is 27 percent lower than it would be without such a well-balanced mix.

LetterSep 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

H.R. 210, The Native American Energy Act

This letter in support of H.R. 210, the "Native American Energy Act," was sent to member of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Power lines course through the hills east of San Francisco Bay

An Important, if Unsurprising, Study on our Electricity Grid from DOE

Earlier this year, the Secretary of Energy requested a report from the Department examining the nation’s electricity grid.

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Natural Gas Fracking near Farmington, NM, in an area that is plentiful with natural gas. Fracking is a common practice in this area.

The Natural Gas Export Boom

We continue to produce a lot of natural gas from the shale boom.

Above the FoldAug 09, 2017 - 4:30pm
A pedestrian carries a Venezuelan flag during a national strike in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela’s Problems Point to the Need for Pipelines from Canada

The United States needs to continue to diversify and grow its supplies of energy.

Press ReleaseAug 03, 2017 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Applauds Confirmation of FERC Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the Senate’s vote today to confirm Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson as Commissioners on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Global Energy Institute President and CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement:

Above the FoldAug 02, 2017 - 10:00am
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa.

The High Cost of Fracking Protesters

Some engage in violence, while others waste public funds on Quixotic escapades.