At the UA, we believe that an economy built to last must make the most of America’s energy resources. It must be fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources that strengthen our economy, promote steady job growth, and make us more secure and less dependent on foreign oil. That is why we support an “all of the above” approach to developing new sources of energy, expanding oil and gas production, boosting renewable power generation, supporting growth in nuclear power, and increasing energy efficiency in all sectors. Reducing energy imports by bolstering domestic production has a positive impact on our trade balance, helps lower energy costs, creates jobs, and allows a greater share of the money Americans spend on energy to remain within the U.S. economy.
The economic well-being and security of this nation depends on maintaining affordable and secure access to a diverse energy portfolio. The UA supports the development of a sensible, progressive energy policy that balances our nation’s current energy needs, as well as our economic viability, with future national and global concerns. As our economic recovery continues and energy needs correspondingly intensify, increased energy production at home and the expansion of energy delivery infrastructure will mean thousands of jobs for UA members and a more secure energy future.