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Washington, D.C., March 6, 2014 – The Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF) today applauded passage of H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act.” This bipartisan legislation will require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set a more reasonable path forward for regulating power plant emissions. PBEF represents over 80 percent of the U.S. economy and is comprised of more than 100 organizations. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are co-chairs of this coalition that serves as the leading voice in support of a unified strategy and message in response to the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas regulatory agenda.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—  The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy unveiled the second annual edition of its groundbreaking International Index of Energy Security Risk, which ranks the world’s top energy users on 29 metrics.

“The State Department has once again found nothing in its environmental analysis that would prevent the Keystone XL pipeline from moving forward. It’s time for the administration to stop playing politics with a project that will create good-paying American jobs, improve our energy security, and strengthen relations with our closest ally, Canada.

“Five years of delays, distractions, and foot-dragging is long enough. It’s time to do what’s right for America, our economy and workers, and our relationship with our special neighbor to the north—approve the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Partnership for a Better Energy Future Will Advocate a Commonsense Approach to Greenhouse Gas Policies

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today unveiled its comprehensive new Energy Works for US platform that reflects the new reality of America’s energy revolution.

Energy Works for US consists of 64 specific, actionable recommendations in nine key areas. The plan will form the basis for the Chamber’s energy advocacy across the country in 2014 and beyond.

“The Energy Works for US platform will create millions of jobs, billions of dollars in revenue, and trillions of dollars of private investment,” said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “America now has the opportunity to become an energy superpower, but our national energy policy is stuck in the past. The platform will allow us to realize our full potential.”