Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Policy and Mix
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Disseminating research supporting continued production of unconventional oil from the Albertan tar sands (Twitter, June 2015)

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‏@USChamber: Jun 5 Study: #Canadian #oil sands are not increasing U.S. #carbon #emissions - http://uscham.com/1l8eMzO #KeystoneXL

Created: 04/06/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing measures that are contrary to a GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing decision against fossil fuel infrastructure as "anti-growth energy" policy (US Chamber, CEO of Institute for 21st Century Energy Keren Harbert, Press Release, December 2016)

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In response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision supported by the Obama administration to deny the final easement needed for the Dakota Access pipeline, Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st  Century Energy, issued the following statement: [...] “By capitulating to protesters, the Obama administration is putting an exclamation point on its eight year record of anti-growth energy policies. The Army Corps decision to deny the Dakota Access pipeline a final easement will only embolden special interest groups to continue their deceptive tactics, while scaring off job creators who are looking for opportunities to invest in America. Just as it did when it denied the Keystone XL pipeline, the administration is ignoring logic and an extensive review process in favor of extreme ideology. [...] “We are considering all potential remedies and look forward to the rule of law being reestablished as soon as possible.”

Created: 12/12/2016 Last edited: 12/12/2016

 

Strongly supporting policies maintaining high GHG emissions energy mix

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Advocating for policy makers to support specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix. Supporting continued unabated burning of coal. (Press release, January 2014)

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Energy Works for US would open up access to oil and natural gas resources on federal lands for production, further lowering the need for imports of these fuels. It also calls for an end to the regulatory assault on one of our most affordable and secure source of energy by maintaining coal as an integral part of America’s energy mix and investing in technology to make its use cleaner. And it would expand emission-free sources like nuclear and renewables and press for greater gains in energy efficiency.

Created: 18/09/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing measures that are contrary to a GHG emissions energy mix

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Opposing decision to limit offshore oil and gas production (US Chamber, CEO of Institute for 21st Century Energy Keren Harbert, Press Release, November 2016)

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“Today’s announcement limiting offshore energy production is one of the final nails in the coffin of the Obama administration’s anti-growth energy agenda. With this plan, the administration keeps as much as 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf off limits for exploration, including all areas of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. In doing so, the administration is ignoring the will of the American people  who understand that offshore energy production is good for American jobs, economic growth, and energy security. In particular, this plan is an affront to the people of Alaska and the Gulf States, whose concerns have been ignored by this administration. “We call on the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress to immediately rescind and replace this plan and put America back on a path to fully utilizing its offshore energy resources, while continuing with already planned lease sales.”

Created: 12/12/2016 Last edited: 12/12/2016

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Commenting on EU energy policy, supporting a sustained role for coal in the energy mix as well as unconventional oil and gas production (US Chamber, Press Release, 'A Transatlantic Approach to Europe's Energy Challenges', May 2016)

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The EU should take this opportunity to encourage the use of technological advancements to capture indigenous supplies of natural gas and oil from shale formations across the continent, in addition to conventional sources. […] Both shale development and conventional oil and gas operations are highly sensitive to the complexities of regulation. The Commission, to the extent that its goal is to improve security of supply by developing indigenous resources, should take pains to avoid regulatory measures that would inadvertently undercut this objective. [...] Summary and Recommendations: [...] (3) Industry should be given ample opportunity to demonstrate the safety and reliability of hydraulic fracturing in all countries where the geology is favorable. […] (6) The Energy Council’s work on energy technologies should be expanded and enhanced. Although the EU is placing a great emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy, traditional sources of coal and nuclear will continue to constitute a significant percentage of Europe’s energy mix for years to come. The United States and the EU should therefore increase transatlantic R&D cooperation and expand trade in technology to improve energy efficiency for both traditional sources including nuclear and coal combustion and renewables.

Created: 27/06/2016 Last edited: 27/06/2016

 

Strongly supporting maintenance of high GHG emissions energy mix

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Supporting specific measures to maintain high GHG energy mix (Joint letter to Congresspersons, August 2016)

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We also support the portions of section 3116 of H.R. 8 and section 1015 of S. 2012, which repeal the ban on fossil fuel use in Federal buildings that was included in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Created: 24/04/2017 Last edited: 24/04/2017