• 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
    March 27, 2019

    Nuclear Innovation Week 2019: Promoting Industry Progress and Potential

    This week marks the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI’s) second annual Nuclear Innovation Week, when top industry experts gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss and celebrate the international research, development and deployment of advanced nuclear technologies. This year’s event touches upon
  • Letters
    March 19, 2019

    U.S. Chamber Comments on EPA's Proposed GHG New Source Performance Standards

    Dear Administrator Wheeler: The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) proposed amendments to the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and
  • Blog
    March 14, 2019

    Lagging Infrastructure = Higher Electricity Prices

    It’s time once again for one of our most interesting annual features – our state-by-state comparison of electricity prices. Similar to past years, we base our electricity rate map upon the most recent calendar year price data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The
  • Blog
    February 11, 2019

    EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019—The Future Looks Pleasant

    Things are happening so fast in the U.S. energy sector that the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is having a tough time keeping up. You really can’t blame the agency because America’s energy producers just keep exceeding everybody’s expectations. EIA’s just released Annual Energy Outlook
  • Reports
    February 1, 2019

    Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk: 2018 Edition

    The 2018 edition of the Global Energy Institute’s (GEI) Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk (Index)—the eight in the series—incorporates the most recent historical and forecast data to assess the current and future state of U.S. energy security risk. The Index is made up of 37 different measures of energy security risk in the following nine categories: global fuels; fuel imports; energy expenditures; price and market volatility; energy use intensity; electric power sector; transportation sector; environmental; and basic science and energy research & development.1 The Index covers the historical period from 1970 to 2017 and a forecast period out to 2040.

  • Blog
    January 16, 2019

    Putting Pig Waste to Good Use!

    There’s no doubt that businesses large and small throughout America are focused on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While the U.S. has made great progress over the last decade, the private sector is hard at work finding new and innovative ways to reduce emissions—including from an unlikely