Organisation Name
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting the continued use of coal (Main website, June 2015)

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As users of 1/3 of the nation’s energy, manufacturers depend on an affordable and reliable energy supply to remain competitive in a global economy. Manufacturers support an energy strategy that embraces all forms of domestic energy production while expanding existing conservation and efficiency efforts. Oil, natural gas and clean coal remain essential contributors to America’s energy security, but we also must invest in other energy sources such as nuclear, alternative fuels, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. America must expand access to our domestic energy supply in order to meet current needs for affordable energy.

Created: 08/06/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting the building of the Keystone XL pipeline (National Association of Manufacturers, Press Release statement by President and CEO Jay Timmons,  January 2017)

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Washington, D.C., January 26, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) lauded the filing of an application to begin work on the Keystone XL pipeline project. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement: “We are one step closer to creating tens of thousands of American jobs and improving our energy security in this country. It’s a great day for manufacturers and all Americans. President Donald Trump recognizes that energy infrastructure means jobs and paychecks, and now we can finally get the Keystone XL pipeline built. Thanks to the rigorous analysis already completed during the Obama administration, we know that construction can be done in a safe and environmentally sensitive way. Manufacturers and business leaders join with many labor groups and working Americans in celebrating this development today.” 

Created: 14/03/2017 Last edited: 14/03/2017

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for policy makers to support the Keystone XL pipeline, infrastructure that provides transportation for the oil from Albertan Tar Sands. (Main website, June 2015)

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Leaders across the political spectrum are talking about the need for a strong domestic manufacturing economy -- and for good reason. Manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect of any other sector of our economy. In the case of the Keystone XL pipeline and the unending quest to obtain a permit, the United States certainly does not look like a place that is serious about creating jobs through manufacturing. Keystone XL is an example of Washington holding both manufacturing and the economy back.

Created: 08/06/2015 Last edited: 07/09/2015

 

Strongly supporting high GHG emissions energy mix

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In public policy paper aimed at the president-elect, NAM has promoted policies towards a high GHG emission energy mix, including coal, and has called for less regulation on the energy market (NAM, Roadmap for President Elect, Energy, December 2016)

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The United States now has a mix of energy resources and innovative technologies unmatched by any other nation in the world. We have abundant supplies of coal,natural gas and oil; our fleet of nuclear power plants cleanly and efficiently produce a substantial portion of the nation’s electricity; renewable sources are growing quickly and diversifying the nation’s energy portfolio; and advances in energy efficiency continue to cutmanufacturers’ energy costs. Unfortunately, Washington policies have failed to keep pace with this energy renaissance. Too many of our resources remain off limits to development, and access to federally controlled resources is decreasing. [...] Manufacturers need consistent access to all forms of energy so that our energy costs remain a competitive advantage versus the restof the world. We need transmission lines, pipelines and import and export terminals to ensure that the energy we depend on can bedelivered to us safely and reliably. [...]  Permitting hurdles are currently delaying projects across the energy landscape, including, but not limited to, oil and gas pipelines,electric transmission lines, crude by rail facilities, coal, nuclear and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, and even new renewableenergy installations. Opposition groups are better funded and more driven than ever before, and the regulatory process to permitenergy infrastructure affords opponents too many opportunities to delay decisions and stop agencies from doing their work. [...] Federal policies, particularly those manifested through regulations, frequently choose winners and losers among energy sectors and technologies and impair the ability of energy-producing and energy-consuming segments of the industry to obtain adequate fundingfor energy-related investments. The unpredictability hampers manufacturers’ ability to make long-term decisions on how to fuel theiroperations and ultimately impacts our ability to attract and retain new manufacturing facilities and the jobs they create. Leaders should take the following actions to ensure that adequate energy resources are developed in the United States [...] Issue a new five-year plan for offshore leasingthat expands the areas available for explorationin the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific OuterContinental Shelf and off the coast of Alaska. [...] Craft a coherent national coal strategy that provides astable regulatory structure for the leasing, transport anduse of coal in electric power and industrial sectors. [...]

Created: 13/12/2016 Last edited: 03/01/2017