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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
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    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,”
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    July 28, 2021

    More Gold Medals for America’s Energy Producers

    Step up to the podium. Last week, the Department of Energy announced that the United States once again led the world in oil and natural gas production in 2020, building on a trend that began in 2014 thanks to hydraulic fracturing and the shale revolution. In fact, since first overtaking Russia in
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    June 22, 2021

    New GEI Analysis Looks at Emerging Energy Supply Risks

    A new analysis from the Global Energy Institute takes a closer look at growing concerns over energy supply risks of critical minerals. Will Lithium Become the Petroleum of the 21st Century? examines America’s growing reliance on batteries and concerns over supply and production of the materials