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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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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:

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.

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.

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:

Press ReleaseApr 28, 2017 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Praises Trump Administration Efforts to Expand Offshore Energy Development

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 efforts by the Trump administration to expand offshore energy development:

Press ReleaseApr 24, 2017 - 9:15am

New U.S. Chamber Report Demonstrates Need for Northeast Pipelines

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The lack of pipeline infrastructure in the northeast has resulted in some of the highest electricity rates in the nation for families and business—and it will only get worse, according to a new report by the U.S.

Press ReleaseMar 27, 2017 - 11:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Praises President Trump’s Commitment to Making Regulatory Relief and Energy Security a Top Priority

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on President Trump’s Energy Independence executive order:

Press ReleaseMar 24, 2017 - 7:30am

U.S. Chamber: Keystone XL Pipeline Will Improve Energy Security, Create Jobs and Economic Growth

Today’s Decision Shows Investors that ‘Things Have Changed in Washington’ WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today following the Trump administration’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline’s presidential permit: