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WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute President & CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement regarding a new proposed rule revising the definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)”:

“This new rule is good news for businesses, farmers, and localities because it strikes a better balance between economic growth and environmental progress than the rule it replaces.

Matt Letourneau

The goal of our EnergyInnovates initiative is to highlight promising and interesting technology and people that are at the forefront of new energy solutions.  This fall, I had a chance to spend some time with the dynamic team at NET Power who are the very definition of innovators—and are changing the way we think about the electric power sector and carbon emissions. 


NET Power is an innovative power plant that leverages technology designed to capture carbon dioxide emissions at no extra cost, before compressing and recirculating the gas into the system. Called the Allam Cycle after its inventor, Rodney Allam, the system was first successfully tested in May 2018 and will allow efficient, zero-emission energy production – using fossil fuels – when brought to market. NET Power’s ability to reduce the environmental footprint that is often associated with power plants holds the potential to completely revolutionize how we power the world.