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Driving the Clean Energy Economy Forward in 2019—and into the Next Decade!

Throughout 2019, members of the Clean Energy Business Network stepped up by participating in events across the country, advocating in the halls of Congress, and making their voices heard through letters and op-eds. Learn how you and your fellow CEBN members moved the needle on clean energy policy and markets this year.

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2019 Clean Energy Appropriations & Tax Update

After weeks of negotiation among Congressional leaders and the White House, Congress advanced two spending packages in the waning days of 2019 to fund the U.S. Government and extend a variety of expired clean energy tax incentives.

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Where Oil Meets Water, a Community Embraces Clean Energy

Nueces County and the Port invited the Clean Energy Business Network to co-host the CEBN Power Circuit-Corpus Christi to help the local community and industry explore the portfolio of clean and efficient energy solutions to power the region’s economy.

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Businesses Make the Case for Clean Energy Tax Incentives

Collectively over two weeks in November, CEBN members have met with more than 20 Congressional offices to discuss the need to support clean energy tax incentives in a year-end tax deal. Here’s how you can engage.

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Tax Action Central

In fall 2019, Congress is considering a range of tax measures. Items on the table include reinstatement, extension, and/or modification of a number of clean energy tax credits. CEBN’s Tax Action Central provides all the tools you need to understand and engage in this debate to ensure your voice is heard on tax priorities for your business.

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SBIR: Helping Entrepreneurs Commercialize New Technologies

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides federal support to encourage small business research, development, and commercialization of promising technologies. In Sept. 2019, CEBN sent a letter to policymakers outlining recommended improvements to SBIR in anticipation of Congressional action to reauthorize the program. Learn more about CEBN’s recommendations.

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CEBN Webinar Series: The Changing Workforce in a New Era of Benefits

The world is changing – and so is the workforce. Sustainable companies looking to attract and retain the best available talent need to offer bold, enterprising benefits options to their teams. In the spirit of helping clean energy companies across our network meet their recruitment and retention goals, the CEBN is pleased to offer an exclusive webinar series this fall to hear from industry specialists about the changing workforce and a new era of benefits.

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Federal Funding for Small Business R&D

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides federal support to encourage small business research, development, and commercialization of promising technologies. Learn about upcoming opportunities to engage in the program in fall of 2019 — including a business letter on proposed improvements.

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CEBN Premium Member Badge

CEBN premium members: Download a logo to put on your website or promotional materials. Show off your affiliation with our growing community of clean energy business leaders. Learn how it works.

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Call for Abstracts: CEBN Technical Dialogues

CEBN Technical Dialogues are a new series of webinars and blog posts providing in-depth, expert insights on a range of technological, financial, business, and policy topics relevant to clean energy technology and service providers. Akin to a virtual conference, the goal of these dialogues is to leverage the collective expertise of our diverse network of clean energy business leaders to advance industry collaboration, thought leadership, and networking.

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Small Businesses Make Their Voices Heard on Federal Energy Programs

CEBN helps clean energy technology and service providers stay informed about legislative and regulatory issues impacting their market opportunities, and works to amplify their voices on key issues. Learn how CEBN has worked throughout 2019 to support strong investments in federal energy research and development programs in fiscal year 2020.

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Boston Paves the Way for Innovation in Cleantech Financing

On June 12th, 2019, the CEBN and Natixis Investment Managers co-hosted a clean energy policy and business forum in Boston, MA: Boston and the Global Cleantech Investment Landscape. This event was the latest edition of CEBN Power Circuit, a series of regional forums bringing together leaders in the business, investment, research, and policy communities to explore market and policy landscapes for clean energy in communities across the nation.

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