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Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Opens Small Business Funding Program

The Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) funds early-stage research and development.  SETO has just announced the topics for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding program. The opportunity encourages American small businesses to engage in innovative research and development.

 

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What Could the 2020 Election Results Mean for Clean Energy?

On November 12, the BCSE and CEBN, in partnership with CRES Forum, invited four policy experts to join a webinar discussion on the 2020 election results and impacts for the clean energy economy.

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Recording – Election Scenarios & Impacts on the Clean Energy Economy

The fifth installment of Powering Forward was held in partnership with Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP . This webinar explored possible election outcomes, potential impacts on the clean energy economy, and prospects for federal action on energy and climate change.

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Five Tips to Win the American-Made Solar Prize

CEBN held a webinar featuring three previous winners of the American-Made Solar Prize competition. They offered their best advice to win the competition. Learn five tips you can use to win the competition.

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Webinar Recording: The American-Made Solar Prize – Gearing up to Win

The CEBN held a webinar on October 6, 2020 ahead of the American-Made Solar challenge round 4 deadline. Speakers included previous winners of the contest who shared their best advice for creating a competitive application.

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Indoor Air Quality in the COVID Era: Commissioning & Construction Considerations

COVID-19 has elevated attention toward the need to improve indoor air quality, particularly in restaurants, office buildings, and other shared spaces. As more energy companies pivot to expand their services into air quality improvements, what are some key strategies to employ? We asked our partners at the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the largest body of independent, certified commissioning professionals, for their input.

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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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Recommendations on DOE Loan Programs Office reauthorization

The CEBN responded to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s (HSST) call for stakeholder input on the draft Department Of Energy  Loan Programs Revitalization Act. The CEBN provided recommendations that will strengthen the clean energy small business economy by adding a section on small business loans and clarifying the definition of reasonable prospect for repayment for both the Title XVII and ATVM program.

See Science.House.gov for the latest.

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Press Release: 250 Business Leaders Call for Clean Energy in COVID-19 Response

250 clean energy business leaders from across the nation have signed onto a letter urging Congress to include clean energy measures in an upcoming COVID-19 response or stimulus bill, putting communities back to work building a stronger, healthier, more resilient future for our nation.

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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

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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