• Air Quality

    Economic prosperity has helped to enable both public and private sector investment in energy innovations and emissions control technologies. The resultant benefits can be seen across our economy in the form of cleaner transportation, cleaner electricity, cleaner manufacturing, and cleaner energy production. The business community is proud to be an ongoing partner in these efforts.

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  • Blog
    March 26, 2021

    A First Look at Economy-wide CO2 Emissions in 2020

    In a Fuel for Thought post earlier this month, we took a first full-year look at 2020 Electricity Sales, Generation, and Emissions. On March 25th, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) published its latest Monthly Energy Review, which gives us our first full-year (though still preliminary)
  • Blog
    January 19, 2021

    An Update to Our Approach on Climate

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a broad and diverse membership with a variety of viewpoints on major policy issues. Over time, priorities shift as challenges emerge and the business community responds to them. We have long emphasized that combating climate change will require citizens, government
  • Press Release
    December 7, 2020

    U.S. Chamber Statement Applauding EPA's Final Rule on PM NAAQS

    U.S. Chamber Global Energy Institute Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs Chad Whiteman issued the following statement today applauding EPA's final rule on National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter: “We commend EPA for its efforts to advance a timely review of
  • Blog
    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
  • Press Release
    July 13, 2020

    U.S. Chamber's Durbin Commends EPA's Decision to Retain Current Ozone Standards

    Marty Durbin, President of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the Administration’s latest review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone: “While we will review the proposal in detail over the coming weeks, we commend EPA’s timely
  • Blog
    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