Affordable Energy Campaign

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What You Need to Know

Energy and natural resources are the lifeblood of manufacturing. Manufacturers need adequate, secure and affordable energy and raw materials to compete in the global marketplace.

Manufacturers use a significant amount of the energy in this country, and support an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy, including fossil fuels, renewables and investments in energy efficiency to meet future energy demands.

Government should not be in the business of picking winners and losers. Overly restrictive regulations and the implementation of policies that limit or eliminate energy sources and production are hampering the manufacturing resurgence.

Understand the Issue

Natural Gas and Economic Growth


A new comprehensive study from IHS Economics and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing, encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and highlights the positive impact to communities around the United States.


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“Direct access to natural gas pipelines is vital to local production and environmental stewardship.”ACME Brick Company

A report on the progress of the Obama Administration’s Two-Year Energy Savings and Performance-Based Contracting Investment Initiative.


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