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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ICYMI: @NuScale_Power given approval to move ahead with next steps of #SMR development. https://t.co/AbcErJlS3T https://t.co/I3l1yb4QXR

03/23/2017

CYMI: @NuScale_Power given approval to move ahead with next steps of #SMR development. https://t.co/AbcErJ4gFj

03/23/2017

33 of 49 #Nebraska state senators urge @NEB_PSC to approve #KXL #pipeline route @OWHnews https://t.co/GyYG3lEwn9

03/23/2017

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.

 

Press Releases

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study prepared by NERA Economic Consulting.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
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Rulemaking Under Previous Administration was Rushed, Lacked Transparency and Full Participation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it is re-opening a review of vehicle fuel efficiency standards through Model Year 2025:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:00pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement following President Trump’s signature on the Congressional Review Act Resolution repealing the so-called Stream Protection Rule:

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 3:30pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to grant the final easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announced Executive Orders on accelerating infrastructure:

“For too long, private infrastructure investment has been held hostage by government interference driven by fringe interests. Today’s Executive Orders on the Dakota Access pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline demonstrate that we finally have an administration that is serious about putting American energy to work for the entire economy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 12:15pm
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Business Community Optimistic, Realistic, and Ready for Meaningful Reform to Reignite Spirit of American Enterprise

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said today in his annual “State of American Business” address that fostering stronger, faster, and more broadly shared economic growth must be the top priority for the nation’s leaders.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 9:30am
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WASHINGTON, D.C— In response to President Obama’s action withdrawing large sections of the outer continental shelf for oil and gas exploration, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
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America’s energy security is at its strongest point in two decades, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Chamber Institute for 21st Century Energy’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 8:00am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision supported by the Obama administration to deny the final easement needed for the Dakota Access pipeline, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st  Century Energy, issued the following statement:

“The Obama administration sent a clear message: if your special interest-funded protest is loud enough and has enough celebrities tweeting their support, then the rule of law and the facts no longer matter. 

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 6:00am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding the Department of Interior’s five year plan for oil and gas development:

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:45pm