Since last year, CEBN has spearheaded a campaign that has been supported by 938 clean energy business leaders urging Congress to enact significant investments in a reconciliation package. In May, our network shared a letter to Congress calling for further action on clean energy in a reconciliation package. This campaign has attracted support from clean energy business leaders representing 625 firms and across all 50 states. The letter demonstrates strong backing from clean energy business leaders across the country, and it has received coverage from Politico’s Morning Energy and the Washington Post.
Clean Energy Business Leaders
Spearheaded by the CEBN and with support from its parent organization, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), this campaign has garnered support from cleantech CEOs, supply chain providers, entrepreneurs, and partners from across the clean energy economy. CEBN and BCSE have also sent a joint association letter urging swift action on the reconciliation package.
CEBN and its supporters are urging Congress to leverage the budget package to extend and expand clean energy tax credits, make these fully refundable, double down on RD&D, and direct additional resources towards advanced energy and transportation solutions.
The letter states, “Supporting the clean energy industry would create both immediate AND long-term benefits by generating well-paid manufacturing and construction jobs in every part of the country while creating a stronger, healthier, and more resilient future for our nation.”
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: www.cebn.org.
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 www.bcse.org. For the latest industry data, download the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.