Access to affordable and dependable energy resources is critical for the world's energy security and economic prosperity.

Our Position

Caterpillar has a fundamental interest in energy as a global energy consumer, global industrial manufacturer, and a major manufacturer of energy conversion and power generation products. Caterpillar is one of the world’s leading technology suppliers to the diverse energy market, and leverages its technology and innovation to meet the world’s growing energy needs.

Caterpillar supports balanced and comprehensive energy policies that include the responsible development and utilization of all energy resources, both traditional as well as alternative energy sources. Energy is a key factor in sustainable progress and development around the world. Energy consumption is rising rapidly, driven by worldwide population growth, developing economies, improving global living standards, and the use of ever more energy-dependent technologies.

We believe: 

  • Energy sources need to be developed and used in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.
  • There is no one single solution to providing globally abundant, reliable, secure, clean and reasonably priced energy. Leadership is required to forge consensus and a commitment to providing global energy and related infrastructure needs that address economic development, stability and environmental impacts.
  • We need market-based, cost-efficient energy solutions.
  • Access to affordable and dependable energy is critical for energy security and economic prosperity. We support balanced, comprehensive energy policies that include the responsible development and utilization of all energy resources—both traditional and alternative.
  • Regulations should provide a competitive, technology neutral and level playing field. 
  • Energy efficiency strategies such as remanufacturing and technologies, like distributed generation, combined heat and power, electric drive industrial equipment, clean diesel, and unconventional gas engines and turbines will be critical to answering the challenge.