Energy is at the center of every issue that matters most to Americans—whether it is our long-term economic competitiveness, jobs, national security or the environment. Over the past decade, the Council has been deeply committed and involved in U.S. efforts to optimize the nation’s energy portfolio and manufacturing capacity for productivity and prosperity. The future will likely include all the fuels we use now, although some in different forms. We must use coal-fired electricity generated with carbon capture and sequestration technologies, advanced nuclear power, natural gas and oil as well as renewables like biofuels, wind and solar power. Our Mantra is Use it All, Capitalize Growth and Make it Here.
This year, the Council is launching a new leadership group: the U.S. Energy Competitiveness Partnership, to explore the nexus between energy security, manufacturing, infrastructure, innovation and the ongoing movement for sustainability.
As part of that effort, the Council is involved in a multi-year partnership with the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to increase U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products and to increase U.S. manufacturing competitiveness across the board by increasing energy productivity.