• 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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  • Blog
    April 23, 2021

    The Greatest Story Still Seldom Told

    Several years ago, we celebrated Earth Day by calling attention to what one group of state government officials refer to as “The Greatest Story Seldom Told”—namely, the incredible progress that the United States has made in reducing emissions, and America’s underappreciated standing as having one of
  • 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 26, 2021

    Opportunities Abound to Build a Cleaner, Stronger Transportation System

    Earlier this month, the Chamber announced an important new campaign for 2021—“Build by the Fourth of July,” which, as the name implies, calls on Congress to pass comprehensive infrastructure legislation into law by July 4th, 2021. This effort includes more than 220 organizations, including major
  • 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