Our series takes a look at what might have happened in the past – or could happen in the future – if certain energy-related ideas and policy prescriptions put forth by prominent politicians and their supporters were actually adopted.
This morning, the Global Energy Institute hosted the U.S. Trade Development Authority (USTDA), LNG Allies and others at U.S. Chamber Headquarters for the launch of the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to connect American companies to new export opportunities, with a particular focus on emerging economies.
As the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee prepares to consider new legislation that would open a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to energy development, long-time players in the debate over Alaskan energy production are explaining why now is the time to unlock critical resources in the region. One of the most adamant voices in the debate has been, naturally, Sen.
Just a few weeks ago, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke visited the Chamber to help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary and our new name—the Global Energy Institute. Secretary Zinke promised that the Department of Interior would be taking real actions to support American energy development, and today he delivered in a big way.
"In addition to encouraging public-private partnerships to promote economic growth, the bill also establishes key research priorities that will help advance next-generation technology development in America," said sponsor Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee."