The United States continues to a lack a clearly defined national energy policy.  Lack of sustained activity at the congressional level has effectively forced policy making in to the hands of federal regulators, many of whom remain constrained by limited resources and near constant litigation by opposition groups.  This situation is not only undesirable; it imperils the short- and long-term availability of dependable, affordable energy for consumers.

In this briefing book, CEA identifies a series of policy recommendations that, if enacted, would establish a balanced energy policy that supports thoughtful increases in U.S. energy production and advances in energy efficiency.  Ultimately, the recommendations provide a blueprint for a sound energy future defined by greater economic opportunity, more resilient energy security, and affordable, abundant energy.