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    October 28, 2020

    U.S. Energy Security Achieved its Best Level in 2019

    The energy security of the United States in 2019 was the most secure it has been since 1970, according to data in the 2020 edition of the annual Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk. Covering 1970 to 2019, with a forecast out to 2040, the Index measures energy security based on 37 different metrics
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    September 24, 2020

    With Momentum Building, Historic Climate Change Progress is Possible in 2020

    As the 2020 election year began, conventional wisdom held there was no appetite in Congress to take meaningful, effective action to address climate change. It was argued the issue is simply not a priority for the Trump Administration, and there is far too much division on Capitol Hill for
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    July 31, 2020

    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Energy Innovation Dance

    One year ago this week, our Global Energy Institute team welcomed hundreds of business, government and academic leaders to the Chamber’s Hall of Flags for our Energy Innovates “ALL IN” Summit. We caffeinated guests at our “Fuel Bar,” engaged them in our legislative and regulatory reform efforts, and
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    July 24, 2020

    EPA Proposes GHG Emission Standards for Aircraft

    This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler unveiled proposed emissions standards for commercial aviation, a first for the aviation sector. Known formally as “Control of Air Pollution From Aircraft and Aircraft Engines: Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards
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    July 7, 2020

    New Electricity Data Show Impact of Coronavirus Response

    The latest data released from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) demonstrates just how big the impact of the coronavirus has been on U.S. electricity demand. EIA’s latest Electric Power Monthly (EPM), includes data for April 2020—the first full month that includes lockdowns in response to
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    June 22, 2020

    Supreme Court Clears Way for Progress on Natural Gas Infrastructure

    Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued an important ruling that removed a major hurdle to construct the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, dealing a fatal blow to a wide-reaching argument that opponents have tried to make to block badly needed infrastructure along the East Coast. In United States
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    May 19, 2020

    Greenhouse Gas Emissions in a Pre-COVID-19 World

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks covering the years 1990 to 2018. Among other things it shows that carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion in 2018 were 12.3% lower than in 2005, a record that compares very