Message From The President
Welcome to the online home of the Institute for 21st Century Energy, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. America is in the midst of an energy revolution, and our website is designed to bring you the facts and analysis needed to understand the magnitude of our opportunity—and help you take action to help support us.
At of the core of the Energy Institute is our comprehensive platform—Energy Works for US. In our Policy and Resource center, you’ll find specific recommendations in nine key areas designed to help improve America’s economy and energy future.
The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have unlocked vast shale energy resources that were not even known to us a few years ago. These resources have already improved our economy by creating jobs, spurring manufacturing, and forcing us to shift from a mindset of energy scarcity to energy opportunity.
Unfortunately, the federal government has not kept pace with the changing the landscape. There’s so much more than can be done to make America a true energy superpower, from expanding offshore energy development to improving our infrastructure to better move electricity.
Not only have our policies not been updated, but the EPA is on a long march toward regulating almost all aspects of our economy, placing our global competitiveness at risk. You can learn more about these troublesome developments on our site as well.
At this moment in history, it is so important that Americans understand energy issues and be engaged with policymakers to make sure the right decisions get made. We hope you will not only explore our website, but keep visiting us to stay up to date with the latest news and analysis on energy issues. Together, we can secure America’s future.
Karen A. Harbert President and Chief Executive Officer Institute for 21st Century Energy U.S. Chamber of Commerce