Issue Brief: Energy | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Issue Brief: Energy

Issue BriefOct 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Climate Change

Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The best solutions are going to come from the private sector—or the private sector working together with government.

Issue BriefMay 03, 2016 - 8:00pm

A Transatlantic Approach to Europe's Energy Challenges

Given the trillions of dollars in trade and investment across the Atlantic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its members have a critical interest in the success of the EU’s efforts to boost growth and competitiveness. An energy policy that respects both economic and environmental objectives through increased transatlantic cooperation in energy security, energy trade, and the mutual development of new technologies through joint research should be central to that effort.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2013 - 8:00pm

Energy Issues

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to addressing America's energy challenges through aggressive yet practical means. Specifically, we are fighting for:

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Emerging Technologies Committee


Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009" (ACES), is a bill drafted by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Ed Markey (D-MA) aimed at reducing domestic emissions of greenhouse gases. The most recent draft of ACES, as passed by the House, can be accessed here.  

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Nuclear Waste

Objective Support the final permitting, construction, and operation of a permanent repository for spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Chamber Champions NEPA Provision in Stimulus Bill, Compiles List of Blocked Infrastructure Projects

February 20, 2009 The recently passed stimulus bill (H.R.1) contained a commonsense provision expediting National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental reviews for all projects funded under the bill. The Chamber lobbied extensively for this provision, and its inclusion in the stimulus bill is a major victory for the business community. It states in part:

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Comprehensive National Energy Policy

On August 8, 2005, President Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. The Act is designed to spur domestic energy production, increase efficiency, modernize our electricity grid and energy delivery system, and invest in workable energy alternatives.