NAM submits energy policy recommendations to incoming administration

The National Association of Manufacturers called for more research and development to improve energy efficiency, reduced regulatory barriers to energy development and transportation, and maintenance of a reliable electrical grid in energy policy recommendations it submitted to US President-elect Donald J. Trump’s incoming administration on Dec. 8.

“The Obama administration has presided over our energy revolution and deserves some credit. That said, it has always felt like we were leaving so much on the table,” NAM Vice-Pres. for Energy Resources and Policy Ross Eisenberg said in an accompanying statement. “Access to energy thrived on private lands but was artificially limited on federal lands. Energy infrastructure projects were left in limbo by an administration that seemed unwilling or unable to make a decision. Approvals were granted then revoked. New technologies were embraced one day and ignored the next.

“Together we can turn a good story on energy into a truly great one,” Eisenberg said. “Manufacturers are ready and willing to work with the new president and Congress to maximize our energy advantage. It’s time to hit go.”

The energy recommendations were part of the trade association’s “12 Days of Transition” where it planned to submit “Competing to Win” policy papers in specific areas to the incoming administration over a 2-week period.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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