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How the 2018 Midterm Results Could Impact Clean Energy

November 7, 2018 | Ruth McCormick, Director, State and Federal Affairs, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters decided the fate of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, 35 seats in the U.S. Senate, 36 Gubernatorial races, and many state and local races. See the results of the 2018 Midterm Election and potential implications for clean energy policy.

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Big News for Small Businesses

October 23, 2018 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

The CEBN is excited to launch a new website and premium business development tools to promote exposure and connections among businesses, corporations, investors, consultants, and others working across the clean energy industry. These resources include a clean energy funding database and searchable directory to promote business to business connections. Watch this 1-minute video to learn more.

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Energy Efficiency Day: Something to Celebrate

October 9, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

Efficiency means doing more with less. The U.S. economy has done very well at this over the past decade. Since 2008, GDP has grown 17%, but energy use has shrunk 1.7%, according to the 2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.

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Clean Energy Businesses Showcase their Work for Lawmakers Around the Country

October 4, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

From Wichita, Kansas to Pittsboro, North Carolina, Clean Energy Business Network members across the nation hosted tours and events during National Clean Energy Week to promote awareness of the benefits of clean energy.

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National Clean Energy Week: Lynn Abramson Interviews Senator Martin Heinrich, BCSE Hosts Panel

October 2, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

CEBN President Lynn Abramson sat down with United States Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) on stage at a September 26 Policy Symposium celebrating National Clean Energy Week (Sep. 24-28). Sen. Heinrich offered his thoughts on the state of clean energy and the future of the sector in this conversation.

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Renewable Electricity and the Renewable Fuel Standard – An Untapped Opportunity?

September 11, 2018 │ John Mosheim, P.E., CEM, Principal Water + Carbon Sustainability Engineer, GHG Engineering, LLC

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a national policy created by Congress in 2005 that requires a certain volume of renewable fuel to be blended with petroleum-based fuel used for transportation in the U.S. The policy is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, expand the renewable fuels sector, and shrink U.S. reliance on oil imports.

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Cost Savings and Comfort are Highlights of Geothermal Site Tour for Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick

September 5, 2018 │Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

It’s the afternoon of Friday, August 17, and AJ Turner and Kirstin Allen stand outside their brick, ranch-style house in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, chatting with their local Congressman.

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A simple truth: Energy efficiency is good for manufacturers’ bottom lines

September 5, 2018 │ Jennifer Kefer, Executive Director, Alliance for Industrial Efficiency

If a manufacturer can produce the same amount of product using less energy, why wouldn’t it? The strategy makes perfect economic “cents”: If a company spends less on energy, it will have more resources available to expand output, to pay its employees or to invest in researching and developing new products.

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Get a Seat at the Table with the American-Made Solar Prize

September 4, 2018 │ Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Scaling a promising innovation from the lab bench to the boardroom is no easy feat. It helps to have a strong support system.

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What is the Affordable Clean Energy rule and how does it compare to the Clean Power Plan?

Updated August 31, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

On August 20, Acting Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler signed a notice of proposed rulemaking called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the next step in developing the Trump Administration’s much-anticipated replacement to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan.

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Defense Authorization Bill Includes Provisions on Modernizing Energy Infrastructure and Enhancing Resilience

August 22, 2018 │ Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

In a visit to Fort Drum on August 13, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115-232), or NDAA. The new law includes key provisions on energy infrastructure modernization, resilience, and climate change preparation in the interest of national security.

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The Federal Government Is Making Energy-Efficient Roofing Attractive

July 25, 2018 │ Justin Koscher, President, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association

It is fair to say that Washington, D.C., is far from dull. From the recent Tax Cut and Jobs Act to rolling debates on passing a federal budget, there is a great deal going on at the federal level that impacts the building and roofing industries…

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