U.S. Chamber Unveils Recovery, Jobs & Growth Plan
Secure Our Nation With Clean, Affordable Energy
American economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of affordable, abundant, and clean energy supplies. If we continue to restrict domestic production and refuse to build new energy infrastructure, jobs will be shipped overseas and America will be less competitive.
Energy demand in the United States could grow by as much as one-third between now and 2030; it's growing even faster around the globe.
Environmental issues-including global climate change-must be answered with commonsense solutions that harness technologies, promote economic growth, and achieve environmental benefits.
The Chamber believes that climate change should be addressed as part of an overall energy strategy that balances a number of issues, including sustaining a healthy economy and harnessing:
- Efficiency: We must encourage stronger action by energy consumers and producers to use fuel and power more efficiently by improving building designs and appliance standards and by improving our electricity and transportation infrastructure.
- Technology: Government and businesses should promote investment in and use of new technologies that expand alternative energy and use traditional sources more cleanly.
- Global Action: The United States should exert strong, inclusive global leadership to conclude a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol that emphasizes technology, efficiency, and flexibility and includes ALL greenhouse gas emitters.
Attend U.S. Chamber of Commerce Outlook 2009: The State of American Business