Congratulations on ten years of hard work and success to our friends at the Institute for 21st Century Energy, a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
10 years ago, gasoline prices were at an all-time high, America's dependence on foreign oil was growing, our energy future and security were at risk. America was running out of options. We tackled the issue head on. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and leaders in American business came together to form the Institute for 21st Century Energy.
Going forward, the Chamber’s work will now be organized under the aegis of the Global Energy Institute. Under the continuing leadership of President Karen Alderman Harbert, the Chamber’s energy experts will expand their analysis of key issues like instability in Venezuela, the natural gas export boom in the U.S., and electrical grid infrastructure.
Here’s to ten more years of expanding production and supplies of affordable energy for all. One way to do that, by the way, is by rethinking the role of the Environmental Protection Agency as it relates to the regulaton of energy production. CEI’s Myron Ebell has recommendations as part of our Shrinking Government Bureaucracy series.