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.

Projects and Programs


Priorities for 2018

  • Support congressional and administration efforts to expand the amount of federally controlled areas available for energy production.
  • Work with Congress on nuclear waste legislation and with the administration on implementing an effective nuclear waste strategy, including the completion of the licensing process for Yucca Mountain.
  • Advocate for broad energy legislation that helps increase energy efficiency, while embracing the country’s diverse energy assets.
  • Work with Congress and the administration on bolstering funding for innovative and transformative energy research, development, and deployment.
  • Advance efforts to replace the Clean Power Plan with a durable and achievable approach to addressing carbon emissions through collaboration between the federal government, states, and all stakeholders.
  • Strive to revise the New Source Performance Standards for methane emissions from the energy industry to properly reflect voluntary measures that have already provided significant reductions.
  • Cooperate with the Department of Interior to withdraw its Venting and Flaring rule, which is duplicative and lacks statutory authorization.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldFeb 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Hydraulic fracturing site located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Pennsylvania.

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2018—the Ups & Downs

What does the future hold for American energy? Here's one forecast.

Above the FoldJan 03, 2018 - 1:30pm
2017 State of American Business address with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue.

2017 Was Full of Pro-Growth Victories for America

From a mesmerizing eclipse to major storms that brought Americans together, 2017 was as wild as Bitcoin’s daily price swings.

Above the FoldNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act

Clearing the Way for Energy Innovators

The U.S. Chamber applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt's rollback of two rules that hovered ominously over key industries for far too long.

Above the FoldOct 27, 2017 - 4:45pm
An offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Big Lease Sales Show Trump Administration is Serious about American Energy

We now have an administration that appreciates the good things America’s energy resources do for families, jobs, and the economy

Above the FoldSep 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Power lines near a coal power plant in Winfield, West Virginia.

There’s a Price to be Paid for Less Reliable Electricity

New report from the Global Energy Institute demonstrates the value of a diverse energy mix.

Above the FoldAug 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
Power lines course through the hills east of San Francisco Bay

An Important, if Unsurprising, Study on our Electricity Grid from DOE

Earlier this year, the Secretary of Energy requested a report from the Department examining the nation’s electricity grid.

Above the FoldAug 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Natural Gas Fracking near Farmington, NM, in an area that is plentiful with natural gas. Fracking is a common practice in this area.

The Natural Gas Export Boom

We continue to produce a lot of natural gas from the shale boom.

Above the FoldAug 09, 2017 - 4:30pm
A pedestrian carries a Venezuelan flag during a national strike in Caracas, Venezuela.

Venezuela’s Problems Point to the Need for Pipelines from Canada

The United States needs to continue to diversify and grow its supplies of energy.

Above the FoldAug 02, 2017 - 10:00am
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa.

The High Cost of Fracking Protesters

Some engage in violence, while others waste public funds on Quixotic escapades.

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.