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 Priorities

Our goal is to foster a commonsense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. 

Priorities

Facilitate the construction of new energy infrastructure
  • Streamline the permitting process while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible projects. 
  • Ensure a regulatory process that provides transparency, predictability, and consistency.
Maintain and enhance America’s energy security through expanded domestic production and investments in energy technology innovation
  • Increase access for production of domestic natural gas, oil, and wind by finalizing a comprehensive offshore energy program. 
  • Enact legislation to direct government research and encourage private investment in the technologies of tomorrow, including energy storage, carbon capture utilization and storage, and advanced nuclear. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldDec 18, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol

Congress Takes Key Steps to Propel American Businesses Forward with End-of-Year Legislation

Take a look at some of the Chamber's priorities that will be come law before the end of the year:

Above the FoldNov 01, 2019 - 12:15pm
Panel at Project GO Launch

US Chamber Backs More Consistent Environmental, Social Reporting from Corporations

Check out the U.S. Chamber's best practices for companies looking to share their environmental and social efforts through ESG disclosures.

Above the FoldAug 05, 2019 - 9:00am
Electricity tower

Empowering America’s Energy Sector to Lead

With climate change, as with many other issues, business is leading the way towards solutions.

Above the FoldJul 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Detroit

Democratic Debate: With Spotlight on Detroit, a Look at the Motor City Business Community’s Local Impact

Entrepreneurs, employers, and executives are stepping up to create opportunities for and enrich the lives of Detroit residents.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2019 - 11:00am
AutoNation car technician working on a car.

Amid Debate Spotlight, Miami Businesses Making a Big Difference in Florida and Across America

Here are just a few ways area companies are making a big impact locally and nationally.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 4:00pm
Power transmission lines are suspended from an electricity pylon in Clifton, New Jersey.

Lagging Infrastructure Means Higher Electricity Prices

Without new energy infrastructure, the Northeast could soon be looking at European-level electricity rates.

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An oil pump jack near Corpus Christi, Texas.

Collateral Damage: 20 Energy-Related Reforms Impacted by the Government Shutdown

With EPA, Interior, and even parts of the White House on an extended leave, work on these reforms has ground to a halt.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

Above the FoldAug 27, 2018 - 9:00am
GEI analysis

Tax Reform Tied to Lower Electricity Costs

The positive effects of tax reform ripple through the economy, benefiting both businesses and consumers in a number of ways.