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CEBN Launches “The Junction Box”—Clean Energy Stakeholder Dialogues

The Junction Box is a new initiative to tap into the collective ideas and energy of the clean energy community to spur innovative policy and business solutions. Just as a junction box brings together electrical wires in a safe enclosure, these events will bring together our collective synapses in a safe space for discussion on emerging ideas for our industry.

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Energy and Climate Actions in Biden’s first Weeks in Office

Biden campaigned on prioritizing climate change in his Administration, with an ambitious $2T plan to invest in clean energy and setting a target for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. It was no surprise then that the new Administration has taken swift action on clean energy and climate in its first days. CEBN has crafted a summary of the key personnel President Biden has chosen to implement his clean energy and climate agenda, along with the actions he has taken in his first few weeks in office.

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Summary of End-of-Year Spending, Tax, and Energy Legislation

On Monday, December 21, 2020 Congressional leaders announced they had reached an agreement on a $900 billion COVID relief bill. The agreement cleared the way to pass a $1.4 trillion “omnibus” package to fund federal operations through September 2021. Legislators also added several energy related bills to this must-pass legislation. A number of CEBN priorities were reflected in the package.

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Powering Forward Together through 2020

We are incredibly thankful to each and every one of you for enabling the CEBN to serve as the small business voice of the clean energy economy. After three years of partnering with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, we are excited to celebrate an exciting milestone: 5,000 members!

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Recording | SETO SBIR/STTR Informational Webinar

This CEBN webinar provided updates on the newly announced Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program topics for FY2021. The speakers below discussed the topics and the application process.

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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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