• Blog
    March 3, 2022

    Smart Methane Regulations Will Reduce Emissions While Allowing for Growth

    Over the past decade America’s shale energy revolution has provided affordable and reliable energy for consumers and businesses, driven significant economic growth and job creation, and helped strengthen global energy security. In addition, increased production and use of natural gas has resulted in
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    March 1, 2022

    Record High Russian Oil Imports Show Need for Smarter Domestic Energy Policy

    Yesterday, the Department of Energy released U.S. energy trade data for December 2021, giving us the first look at full year 2021 imports from Russia. With the backdrop of Russia invading Ukraine, DOE’s latest figures highlight the opportunity for domestic energy policies that strengthen U.S. energy
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    January 31, 2022

    Plastic Innovation Is Driving Climate Progress

    Plastic is ubiquitous in our society. Not a day goes by when we do not use some product and technology that is made with or packaged in plastics. However, too much plastic is ending up in the environment, and that’s of concern to all of us. The business community is leading the way in adopting
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    January 27, 2022

    U.S. Natural Gas Exports Deliver More Than Just Energy

    As the eyes of the world turn to the escalating tensions in Eastern Europe amid growing Russian activity along its border with Ukraine, energy security has emerged as a major component of the geopolitical standoff. European countries are increasingly dependent on Russian energy to power their
  • Blog
    December 16, 2021

    Secretary Haaland Gives a Glimmer of Hope on Strategic Minerals

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland gave an early Christmas present last week when she suggested in a California meeting that the U.S. government may allow mining for critical minerals on public lands. Critical minerals are defined in the United States as 35 mineral commodities considered critical to the
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    December 15, 2021

    Public-Private Partnerships Offer a Key Ingredient to Climate Progress

    Building smart, modern, resilient infrastructure has long been a top priority at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. That’s why the Chamber worked so hard to ensure enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. One of the exciting—and perhaps underappreciated—components of the new
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    September 2, 2021

    Renewables and Coal Show Gains as Electric Power Demand Recovers in 2021

    As the economy bounces back from the pandemic in 2021, so too does electricity demand. More so than other generation sources, coal and renewables have increased compared with 2020 levels. Higher natural gas prices are driving the shift to coal, with total power sector emissions trending toward 2019
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    August 17, 2021

    The Best Solution to Pain at the Pump is Here in America

    Last week, the Biden Administration raised eyebrows when it called on foreign energy producers to boost oil output and help ease rising gasoline prices. In a White House statement, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan declared recent production increases by OPEC+ nations as “simply not enough,”