Last updated on: 9/23/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

US Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The restrictions we have placed on the production of our own domestic oil and natural gas resources are a significant self-inflicted wound to our security and prosperity. The limitations and moratorium on exploration and production of domestic resources on our lands and on the Outer Continental Shelf must permanently end, and the states must be able to share in royalties collected from such production.

Nuclear power is currently the least cost and largest source of zero-emissions baseload electricity. It must be significantly expanded…

We can and must use our vast domestic coal reserves in a clean and environmentally responsible manner…

Renewable sources of energy are growing at a faster rate than traditional sources; however, they still only provide a fraction of generated electricity. We believe that the alternative and renewable tax credits provide a useful incentive to bring initially expensive technologies into the mainstream and allow these technologies to compete in the market.”

“Increase and Diversify our Energy Supplies,” www.energyxxi.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2011)

Description:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy was founded for this purpose: to unify energy policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense strategy that ensures affordable, reliable, and diverse energy supplies, improves environmental stewardship, promotes economic growth, and strengthens national security.”

“About Us,” www.energyxxi.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2011)

Mission:

“The mission of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean. Through policy development, education, and advocacy, the Institute is building support for meaningful energy action at the local, state, national, and international levels.”

“About Us,” www.energyxxi.org (accessed Sep. 23, 2011)

Other:
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  1. Should the United States Authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline to Import Tar Sand Oil from Canada?