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 Position

Energy has driven job growth and improvement in our economy and will continue to be an opportunity for our country. The U.S. Chamber and its Institute for 21st Century Energy are urging Congress and the administration to take the needed legislative and regulatory steps to produce more American energy in an environmentally responsible manner—and we should be able to sell it around the world.

Energy Works for US, the Energy Institute’s plan to secure America’s energy future, calls for:​

  • Allowing greater access to oil and gas resources on federal lands and offshore.
  • Enhancing the competitiveness of renewable sources of energy.
  • Promoting energy efficiency and advanced technologies.
  • Expanding the use of emissions-free nuclear energy.
  • Recognizing the important role of coal in our economy and working to make it cleaner.
  • Reforming the regulatory process for energy projects.
  • Developing a competitive energy workforce.


Energy is delivering for Americans by creating millions of jobs, lowing prices and raising incomes, and increasing our energy security and our national security. Revenues generated by increased production can even help solve our nation’s fiscal challenges. Energy is doing all of that and can do even more—if we let it.

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Energy is a key component of the U.S. Chamber's American Growth Agenda - an ambitious plan to generate stronger, more robust economic growth, create jobs and expand opportunity for all Americans.

 

Letters

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Letter

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.J. Res. 44, to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule, was sent to all Members of Congress.

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:15pm
Letter

This coalition letter supporting the resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act of the stream protection rule was sent to all Members of the United States Congress.

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.J. Res. 38, to disapprove the stream protection rule, and H.J. Res. 41, to disapprove the resource extraction rule, was sent to all Members of the House of Representatives.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
Letter

Dear Senators Gardner and Coons and Representatives Kinzinger and Welch:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commends the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, which would improve energy efficiency within the federal government and reduce spending through the usage of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs).

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 6:00pm
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! supporting S. 3110, the “American Energy and Conservation Act of 2016,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 10:00am
Letter

This is a coalition letter to the President commending the Administration on extending the initiative for energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs) and utility energy service contracts (UESCs) for another three years with a $2 billion goal.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
Letter

Dear Chairmen Murkowski and Upton and Ranking Members Cantwell and Pallone,

The undersigned group of manufacturers, builders, and business groups write today to express our support for the Sensible Accounting to Value Energy Act, or SAVE Act, which is included as Subtitle F of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016. This provision would improve the energy efficiency of homes by providing a voluntary means of financing energy efficient features and improving the accuracy of mortgage underwriting by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
Letter

Dear Chairmen Murkowski and Upton and Ranking Members Cantwell and Pallone:

We, the undersigned businesses, advocacy organizations and trade associations write to express our strong support for the policies included in the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012) and the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) that would promote energy efficiency in the nation’s Federal buildings and facilities.

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 5:00pm