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Recording – Powering Up an Inclusive Clean Energy Workforce

The fourth episode of the Powering Forward series is produced in partnership with Third Way. Speakers explored the opportunities and challenges associated with building and enhancing the clean energy workforce, with a focus on public private partnerships, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and recent survey results on how clean energy employers are responding to COVID-19.

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Recording – State of Play: A Clean Energy Powered Recovery

The third episode of the Powering Forward series was produced in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Governors Association. This webinar examined the state and local response to COVID-19. Panelists explored how state governments are responding to COVID-19, identified what energy resilience solutions are needed by communities in the wake of this crisis, and discussed federal infrastructure legislation currently pending in Congress that could assist communities in building stronger, more resilient energy systems.

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The U.S. Clean Energy Economy: A Decade of Growth, a First Quarter Disrupted Copy

The second Powering Forward webinar, hosted by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Clean Energy Business Network and E2, compared the findings of the 2020 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook to the current and projected impacts on the clean energy economy due to COVID-19.

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House Democrats’ Infrastructure Package: A clean energy primer

House Democrats have unveiled their $1.5T infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, which includes funding for highway and transit, broadband, low-income schools, public housing, and hospitals. It also targets the clean energy sector through $70B in funding for clean energy projects, extending the investment and production tax credits through the end of 2025 and expanding these to new technologies.

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BCSE and CEBN Statement on Social and Economic Justice

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Clean Energy Business Network condemn racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity in the fight for justice and a more equitable society.

Our organizations are committed to advancing a more equitable future within the clean energy economy and beyond, and we recognize the significant, and often tragic, disparities that exist for the Black community and people of color.

In reflecting on how to make progress within our society, we must also look internally at the energy sector. As we grow the clean energy workforce and leadership opportunities within it, we must challenge ourselves to seek greater diversity and inclusivity in our industries. This is especially important as we work to alleviate the disproportionate impact of climate change upon minority and low-income communities. As corporate leaders, we recognize the importance of our voice in contributing to proactive and thoughtful solutions to racial and economic divides in this critical moment.

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State of Play: A Clean Energy Powered Recovery

The third episode of the Powering Forward series was produced in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Governors Association. This webinar examined the state and local response to COVID-19. Panelists explored how state governments are responding to COVID-19, identified what energy resilience solutions are needed by communities in the wake of this crisis, and discussed federal infrastructure legislation currently pending in Congress that could assist communities in building stronger, more resilient energy systems.

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Recording – Powering Up an Inclusive Clean Energy Workforce Copy Copy

The fourth episode of the Powering Forward series is produced in partnership with Third Way. Speakers explored the opportunities and challenges associated with building and enhancing the clean energy workforce, with a focus on public private partnerships, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and recent survey results on how clean energy employers are responding to COVID-19.

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Powering Forward

Powering Forward, a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN, covers impacts facing clean energy in the COVID-19 crisis and the vital role the sector will play in the economic recovery.

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Powering Forward Together on Our Third Birthday

May 1, 2020 marks the third birthday of the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) as the small business voice for the clean energy economy. We have much to celebrate in looking back on the milestones we have achieved together in the past three years.

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COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center

The CEBN has compiled a list of financial relief resources, in an effort to better help businesses navigate the COVID-19 Crisis.

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Earth Day: Rising Together to Address the Challenge of Climate Change

Fifty years ago today, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers and activists came together to launch the first Earth Day, calling public attention to the growing deterioration of the environment. Now every year, people across the world come together on April 22 to celebrate the unparalleled gift that is our Earth—unique among any planet we have yet discovered in its ability to sustain life. And each year, we recognize the fragility of this gift and our responsibility to protect it.

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Final Action on $2T COVID-19 Relief Package

Congress has passed a $2 Trillion stimulus package. The deal would send checks to individual Americans in addition to provide funds for airlines and other industries most impacted, small businesses, hospitals, and state and local governments. It would also expand and enhance unemployment benefits to four months.

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