The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy recently announced the impending launch of its Energy Accountability Series, which will feature reports on the potential impacts of political candidate’s energy policies.
“It’s time that candidates and their allies be taken at their word and not just be dismissed as campaign-season rhetoric,” Institute for 21st Century Energy President and CEO Karen Harbert said. “Our Energy Accountability Series will quantify the real-world, economy-wide consequences of living in a world in which candidates’ rhetoric on energy issues actually became reality.”
The series is a component of the Chamber’s efforts at voter education running up to the November elections. The Institute for 21st Century Energy plans to use the series to ask tough questions about energy policies, regardless of the candidate or political party.
“Our series of reports, which will start this summer and continue through the election, will help promote and inform a fact-based debate on critical energy issues facing our country,” Harbert said. “Voters should have the opportunity to be armed with factual information about the impacts of what the candidates propose so that they can make the right choices for themselves and their families.”