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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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Above the FoldJul 25, 2017 - 10:15am
PG&E's Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant

Not A Guarantee, But a Fighting Chance

The Global Energy Institute advocates for a diverse mix of energy resources. Among them are 99 commercial nuclear reactors.

CommentJul 14, 2017 - 11:15am

Comments to DOE on Request for Information on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING To: U.S. Department of EnergyOffice of the General Counsel1000 Independence Ave SW, Room 6A245Washington, DC 20585(

Above the FoldJul 07, 2017 - 4:00pm
Oil pumping jack in Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Interior Department Will Speed Up Approving Oil and Natural Gas Permits on Federal Lands

The average time to process a drilling permit application for federal land was 257 days in 2016.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Global Energy Institute

Driving Another Decade of Energy Progress

America has transformed from energy scarcity and foreign reliance to abundance and exporting American resources around the world.

LetterJun 22, 2017 - 5:15pm

Multi-Association letter to House Energy and Commerce Supporting H.R. 2910

Dear Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone: The undersigned associations are writing to express our support for H.R. 2910, legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX) to improve interagency coordination in the review of proposed natural gas pipelines. The legislation is scheduled for consideration by the Energy Subcommittee on June 22 and has our united support.

LetterJun 21, 2017 - 5:00pm

Coalition Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Leadership Supporting DOE Energy Efficiency Programs

Dear Chairman Simpson, Ranking Member Kaptur, Chairman Alexander, and Ranking Member Feinstein:

LetterJun 20, 2017 - 5:15pm

Multi-Association Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Prioritization of Establishing FERC Quorum

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and Democratic Leader Schumer:

LetterJun 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

Multi-Association Letter to House and Senate Energy Committees Supporting Building Energy Code Provisions in S. 385 and H.R. 1443

Members of the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committees:

LetterMay 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Response to Request for Information on Regulations for Reform

This is a letter from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley in response to Chairman Labrador and Vice-Chairman Johnson’s request to the Chamber for insight in identifying federal regulations and government processes, within the Committee’s jurisdiction, that are in need of reform as well as suggestions for reform.

Above the FoldMay 22, 2017 - 2:00pm
Stack of plastic cups.

Why American Plastics Producers Love the Shale Boom

The shale boom is powering innovation and industrial investment by making feedstocks and electricity more affordable.