CEBN President Testifies at House Small Business Committee on SBA and Climate Solutions

July 21, 2021

Dr. Lynn Abramson, CEBN’s President, testified on July 21 at 10 am ET in front of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations. The hearing, titled “SBA’s Role in Climate Solutions,” allowed members to learn more about the role that small businesses can play in addressing climate change, and how federal programs and services support small businesses to adapt, innovate, and thrive.

“As we rebuild our economy, investing in new clean energy technologies is one of the best things that we can do to create good jobs for regular people right now, while reaping long term benefits for decades to come.” Dr. Abramson stated in her opening statement, “We must continue to invest in energy innovation programs such as the American-Made challenges, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Small Business Innovation Research, and Small Business Technology Transfer programs…It’s time to empower America’s small clean energy businesses to unlock their most brilliant ideas for tackling climate change while building the economy of the future.

Dr. Abramson’s full testimony covered clean energy as an economic engine, the role of small businesses, the unique challenges small firms have recently faced, and what policies can best support our nation’s cleantech entrepreneurs.

The written testimony she shared with the committee is available here. Watch the full livestream below, with Dr. Abramson beginning her opening statement at around the 27 minute mark.