• Electricity

    The composition of tomorrow’s electricity generation mix dominates many of the energy policy debates held today. Reliability and affordability must remain prominent factors in the electricity sector transition already underway, but given the challenge posted by climate change, attention must be paid to the environmental impact of electricity sources. Efforts must be undertaken at the national, state, and local levels to facilitate energy innovation and company-driven and federally-sponsored research and development activities.

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  • Press Release
    July 16, 2020

    U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute Applauds FERC PURPA Reforms

    Heath Knakmuhs, Vice President and Policy Counsel at the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, made the following statement following action by the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) to finalize reforms to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA): “We applaud FERC’s action today
  • Blog
    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
  • Blog
    January 30, 2020

    World Energy Outlook 2019: IEA Peers into Its Crystal Ball

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently published World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) details how unconventional oil and natural gas production in the United States is reshaping world energy markets—something the readers of Global Energy Institute blog already know! Still, it’s nice to have
  • Blog
    April 24, 2019

    Battery-Powered Innovation

    GEI’s EnergyInnovates initiative showcases American innovators, the technologies that are shaping today’s energy landscape, and the projects that are laying the groundwork for the future. In an industrial area north of San Diego, we found all three. In just six months, San Diego Gas & Electric, a
  • Blog
    April 23, 2019

    The Dramatic Unreality of the Green New Deal

    Virtually unheard of just 3 months ago, the Green New Deal (GND) has burst into the national debate faster and more furiously than any issue in recent memory. As controversial as the ideas in the GND are, advocates on both sides seem to agree that the proposal would entail a radical and
  • Blog
    April 22, 2019

    An Earth Day Look at the “Greatest Story Seldom Told”

    Earlier this month, the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute rolled out our “American Energy: Cleaner, Stronger” agenda. GEI Acting President Christopher Guith summarized the effort thusly: “The U.S. energy industry has been among the most innovative sectors of the economy, and will continue to make