Press Release: CEBN and BCSE Applaud the Launch of Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

December 22, 2021 | Annabelle Swift, Program Associate


December 22, 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – CEBN and BCSE applaud the announcement from the Department of Energy establishing the new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, to be led by Kelly Cummins. The funding provided for this office by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will support the demonstration of new technologies in the field, filling the gap between research and development and widespread deployment.

Lynn Abramson, President of the Clean Energy Business Network, commented:

“The Clean Energy Business Network has frequently cited the lack of funding for demonstration projects as a critical barrier to the commercialization of early-stage technologies. We look forward to working with the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to ensure that its programs are accessible to small businesses and help them reach target markets and grow.”

Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, said:

“The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations is filling a critical gap in the clean energy research and development cycle, by helping to overcome market barriers that exist between R&D and widespread deployment. The office will foster partnerships, leverage private capital and help create jobs in many of the clean technology sectors that will be needed to reach net-zero by 2050.”


The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors, and also includes investor-owned utilities, public power, independent power producers, project developers, equipment manufacturers, and environmental and energy market service providers. Established in 1992, the Council advocates for policies that expand the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services.  For more information on the Council, please visit For the latest industry data, download the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.

The Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) is the small business voice for the clean energy economy, working to enhance opportunities for clean energy providers through policy support, market and technology education, and business development assistance. For more information, please visit: