• Innovation

    Innovation is a key component to effectively addressing the global climate challenge, while maintaining the delivery of affordable and reliable energy. Already, America’s business community is investing billions in the research, development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies. Updated government policies can support the public-private sector collaboration needed to facilitate the game-changing breakthroughs of tomorrow.

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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
  • Press Release
    December 21, 2020

    U.S. Chamber Applauds Agreement on Historic Climate and Energy Legislation

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, senior vice president of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today applauding the news that House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement to include climate and energy innovation legislation in their year-end omnibus
  • Letters
    November 18, 2020

    Coalition Letter to Leadership on HFC Phasedown

    Dear Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell, Democratic Leader Schumer, and Republican Leader McCarthy: We write to request the swift passage of bipartisan legislation that would phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) before the end of this Congress. Phasing down HFCs and transitioning to next
  • Press Release
    October 28, 2020

    U.S. Energy Security Achieved its Best Level in 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States in 2019 was the most energy secure it has been since 1970 according to data in the 2020 edition of the annual Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. Covering 1970 to 2019, and including a forecast
  • Letters
    September 30, 2020

    Key Vote Alert! S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act”

    TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act,” which would stimulate the development, demonstration, and deployment of a broad suite of next-generation energy technologies and promote American ingenuity while
  • Blog
    September 24, 2020

    With Momentum Building, Historic Climate Change Progress is Possible in 2020

    As the 2020 election year began, conventional wisdom held there was no appetite in Congress to take meaningful, effective action to address climate change. It was argued the issue is simply not a priority for the Trump Administration, and there is far too much division on Capitol Hill for
  • Letters
    September 23, 2020

    U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

    TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commends the House for its efforts to advance climate and energy innovation legislation, and specifically for bringing H.R. 4447, the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, to the floor for consideration. The Chamber