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

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.

Op EdOct 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Op-Ed: Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer

By Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute The Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer to a real concern.

Above the FoldOct 27, 2017 - 4:45pm
An offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Big Lease Sales Show Trump Administration is Serious about American Energy

We now have an administration that appreciates the good things America’s energy resources do for families, jobs, and the economy

Press ReleaseOct 23, 2017 - 11:15am

Global Energy Institute and Beveridge & Diamond Launch New Energy and Environmental Policy Tracker

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the Trump administration moves forward with an ambitious energy and environmental reform agenda, the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute and the law firm Beveridge & Diamond today launched a comprehensive Energy Tracker to help follow key regulatory, judicial, and legislative developments.

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.