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.



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The direct economic impacts of EPA’s proposed ozone regulations are well documented. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the rule is expected to be the most expensive regulation in history, and will serve as an economic handcuff on business development in areas unable to comply with more stringent standards.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 11:45am

In 2012, the Energy Institute launched the International Index of Energy Security Risk, a new tool designed to facilitate a better understanding of global energy markets. The 2015 International Index applies the same quantitative analysis used in the US Index to rank the top global energy users in 29 metrics.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:45pm


This 2013 Edition of the Institute for 21st Century Energy ‘s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk (U.S. Index) illustrates, perhaps more than any of the previous editions, the scale and scope of the changes taking place in U.S. energy markets and how those are improving energy security at a pace unseen since the early 1980s. It also is a good time to take stock of how the U.S. Index, after four editions, has done at answering the simple question: Is our energy security is getting better or worse, and why?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:00pm

In 2012, the U.S. Chamber celebrated 100 years of fighting for your business. For our part, the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division achieved major success initiating an effort to reform the federal rulemaking process.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00pm


Since the second edition of the annual Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk was released last spring, pundits have rediscovered what we at the Energy Institute already knew: the United States has the potential to be an energy superpower. So swift have been the changes in the U.S. energy outlook that some are beginning to entertain seriously the previously unimaginable idea that U.S. energy independence actually may be within reach.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:00pm

America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution is the first comprehensive look at the impact of shale energy on America’s economy. The study, co-sponsored by the Chamber’s Energy Institute and produced by IHS CERA, a leading independent global energy research firm, shows that shale will create millions of jobs and trillions in investments over the coming decades.

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm


Nearly three years ago, the Institute for 21st Century Energy’s (Energy Institute) unveiled its first-of-a-kind Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk (U.S. Index) to answer the simple question: Is our energy security getting better or worse?

The U.S. Index has proven to be enormously successful, having appeared at a time when energy security was once again occupying the attention of policymakers, who are increasingly viewing energy as a key driver of job growth at a time when the economy is facing severe headwinds.

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 8:00pm

2011 was the year of EPA’s regulatory cascade of new economically significant regulations that each cost more than $100 million annually, and seven that each cost more than $1 billion annually. Challenging the regulations separately was a necessary defensive effort. However, merely continuing with our traditional activities was just too little to make a real difference against the onslaught of new regulations.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 8:00pm