Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Energy Efficiency Standards
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-0.08

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Unclear position on energy efficiency standards

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Have stated support for energy efficiency legislation. Unclear if supporting legally mandated energy efficiency standards or targets. (Main website, 2015)

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The Chamber is a longtime supporter of energy efficiency legislation. S. 535 would make significant advancements in energy efficiency, including: - Under the "Better Buildings" title, establish a Tenant Star program - a voluntary certification and recognition program - to promote energy efficiency; - Under the "Grid-Enabled Water Heaters" title, exempt from regulation certain thermal storage water heaters under Department of Energy efficiency standards effective this month; and - Under the "Energy Efficiency Information for Commercial Buildings" title, require that federally-leased buildings without Energy Star labels disclose their energy usage data, where practical.

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

 

Mixed position on energy efficiency standards

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Supporting energy efficiency regulation with some exceptions (Policy Priorities, 2018)

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Advocate for broad energy legislation that helps increase energy e ciency, while embracing the country’s diverse energy assets. 

Created: 04/11/2018 Last edited: 04/11/2018

 

Not supporting energy efficiency standards

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Not supporting Californian low-carbon fuel standards for vehicles (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Institute for 21st Century Energy, Main website, July 2015)

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State policies also need to be reconciled with federal efforts. California’s proposal for a low-carbon fuel standard for vehicles, which several other states could adopt, is an example. Federal policy should not be driven by any state or group of states. Congress should make it clear that any such state fuel requirements will be satisfied by meeting federal fuel requirements.

Created: 24/07/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Supporting energy efficiency standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests that the Chamber supports energy efficiency standards. (Association website, 2019)

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The climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. The Chamber believes that an effective climate policy should: [...] Aggressively pursue greater energy efficiency. Improving energy efficiency on both the supply and demand sides can bring almost immediate benefits to business operations and the environment.

Created: 23/04/2019 Last edited: 23/04/2019

 

Not supporting energy efficiency standards

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Opposing finalization of US vehicle efficiency standards and supporting reopening of review (Chamber Website, March 2017)

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it is re-opening a review of vehicle fuel efficiency standards through Model Year 2025:“We are pleased to see President Trump’s administration re-open the government’s review of the vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The last administration rushed this review, failed to provide stakeholders with transparency and meaningful opportunity for input during the process, and neglected to coordinate among the involved government entities. We all have a shared interest in making sure the federal government sets rules that consider economic growth, along with the environmental protection that is so often driven by private sector innovation.”-

Created: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 02/12/2017