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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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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.

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:

Above the FoldAug 02, 2017 - 10:00am
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters pin a security guard against a truck.

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.

CommentJul 14, 2017 - 11:15am

Comments to DOE on Request for Information on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING To: U.S. Department of EnergyOffice of the General Counsel1000 Independence Ave SW, Room 6A245Washington, DC 20585(Regulatory.Review@hq.doe.gov)

Above the FoldJul 07, 2017 - 4:00pm
Oil pumping jack in Fort Lupton, Colorado.

Interior Department Will Speed Up Approving Oil and Natural Gas Permits on Federal Lands

The average time to process a drilling permit application for federal land was 257 days in 2016.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Global Energy Institute

Driving Another Decade of Energy Progress

America has transformed from energy scarcity and foreign reliance to abundance and exporting American resources around the world.