• Renewables

    Consumption of renewable energy, which meets about 12% of U.S. energy demand, is increasing. While these technologies are becoming more cost competitive, policies promoting the commercial use of renewable electricity resources, such as tax subsidies and state-level renewable portfolio standards, continue to be the key drivers of capacity expansions.

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  • Letters
    July 13, 2022

    Hill Letter on the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

    To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports H.R. 7900, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023,” which would authorize $840 billion for national defense commitments at home and abroad. Passage of this important legislation will
  • Blog
    March 30, 2022

    On Critical Minerals, Actions Speak Louder than Words

    The Biden Administration Must Back Domestic Mining to Address Our Growing Need for Critical and Rare Earth Minerals This week, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to examine the domestic critical minerals supply chain. The discussion will be timely. The war in
  • Blog
    December 16, 2021

    Secretary Haaland Gives a Glimmer of Hope on Strategic Minerals

    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland gave an early Christmas present last week when she suggested in a California meeting that the U.S. government may allow mining for critical minerals on public lands. Critical minerals are defined in the United States as 35 mineral commodities considered critical to the
  • Blog
    March 12, 2021

    How the Administration’s Climate and “Buy American” Goals May Clash

    To govern is to choose. For the Biden administration, tough choices may lie ahead given the potential conflicts between its climate and “Buy American” goals. On the one hand, a commitment to tackling climate change is evident across the administration’s appointments and policies. One of President
  • 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