Shale gas is crucial to energy security, says U.S. Chamber index

08/4/2011 | Hill, The

The U.S. energy-security risk index for 2010 was 98 out of 100, up 6.5 points from 2009, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. High energy costs and market volatility are leading to increased risks, but that could be blunted by expanding domestic energy production and loosening regulations, the report said. "We must maximize all of our domestic energy resources, make clean energy technologies more affordable and eliminate regulatory barriers that are stalling urgently needed energy projects," said Karen Harbert, who leads the chamber's energy institute.

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