The Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas and petroleum supplied 65 percent of U.S. energy consumption in 2015. And projections from most economists, academics and government analysts agree that oil and natural gas will remain the energy foundation upon which our modern society rests for decades to come. It is vital that we pursue energy policies, based on science and economics, which take full advantage of the American energy revolution. Inside you will find important energy questions that every voter should ask of their respective candidates for office.
America is well positioned to secure our energy future. As the world leader in both emissions reduction and
production of oil and natural gas, the United States is showing the world that you can achieve environmental progress without
sacrificing jobs, economic growth, energy security or consumer affordability.
With both world and U.S. energy demand expected to increase in the future, the availability of the full range of America’s energy resources will only grow in importance. Meeting this rising demand through an all-of-the-above energy strategy is inseparable from America’s larger prospects for improved economic growth, job creation, security and quality of life.
In its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) identified 31 possible scenarios, projecting what American energy may look like in the year 2040. This unique interactive dashboard was created to make it easy to explore these many possible futures, giving you the ability to see the potential of our energy tomorrow.
The American people overwhelmingly support the ongoing and safe development of the nation’s abundant energy resources, as well as the talented workforce and cutting-edge technologies that define the modern energy industry. They see fact-based energy issues as a uniting point that can help break the gridlock in Washington, while continuing to revitalize the country’s economy.
How do voters view important energy issues leading up to the 2016 elections? Visit our “energy pulse” feature to see the latest results of surveys being conducted around the country and select states. Check back often as new surveys are added.
To continue the progress of our unique American energy moment we must be mindful that our advances can be easily stalled or even reversed without forward-looking energy policies in place. Duplicative and outdated regulations and burdensome red tape are roadblocks that must be overcome in order to realize a prosperous energy future.
I'm an Energy Voter
Embracing our new era of American energy abundance and protecting the progress made, avoiding a return to decades of insecurity and scarcity.
Recognizing the best way to achieve our energy and environmental goals is not with government mandates, but through private innovation and investment.
Implementing policies that recognize our energy reality, both today and tomorrow, and are based on sound science and economics.