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PEDC and CEBN Team Up on “Pitch Practice” Workshop and Reception

Clean Energy Business Network and Potential Energy DC were thrilled to announce their new partnership in two events on May 14th to support early-stage entrepreneurs.

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CEBN Technical Dialogues

CEBN Technical Dialogues are a 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 and thought leadership.

The opportunity to present a Technical Dialogue is a benefit for premium CEBN members only. However, all CEBN members and relevant external partners are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. When feasible, CEBN will seek to pair up presenters with complementary areas of expertise.

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Happy 2nd Birthday to the Clean Energy Business Network

At the CEBN, we have much to celebrate on our second birthday. We are proud to share a few milestones that the CEBN has achieved over the past two years in partnership with the BCSE and the more than 3,000 clean energy business leaders across our network.

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Entrepreneurs Showcase Innovative Technologies Supported by Energy Department

Fourteen energy innovators from the Clean Energy Business Network came to Washington DC March 12-13, 2019 to showcase their innovative energy technologies to federal and state lawmakers. All of these businesses have helped bring new technologies to market through partnerships with the Department of Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), and National Laboratories.

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Energy Management Association: Partners in Clean and Efficient Energy

This Q&A is the second in a professional development series with organizations providing accreditation and training resources for clean energy professionals. EMA is an association that is primarily in the business of certifying Energy Management Professionals (EMPs).

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Share Your DOE Success Story with the CEBN

Has your company received grants or technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy?

In 2019, CEBN will work to promote understanding of the benefits of federal investments in energy programs. Email us your DOE case studies at cebn@cebn.org to be considered for media and event opportunities to showcase your work to the public, industry, and policymakers.

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116th Congress Takes Office Amidst Partial Government Shutdown

The 116th Congress takes office Jan. 3 amidst a partial government shutdown. How are energy programs impacted, and what’s next on the agenda once the current impasse is resolved?

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Making an Impact Together in 2018

Thank you to our members for making 2018 another great year for the Clean Energy Business Network. From policy victories to business growth to public education, here is a look back on what we have accomplished together in 2018 and a look ahead to 2019.

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Clean Energy Tax Incentives Caught Up in Year-End Negotiations

The fate of a short-term “continuing resolution” that would continue government funding through Feb. 8 is caught up in a disagreement between President Trump and Senate Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. A clean energy “tax extenders” package that was initially expected to be included in this legislative vehicle is now likely to linger into 2019. CEBN encourages businesses to keep weighing in on their tax priorities so that we can demonstrate strong support for Congressional action heading into 2019.

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Farm Bill 2018: Modest Wins for Clean Energy

The Farm Bill, which reauthorizes a variety of USDA programs to promote economic development across the country, expired at the end of September 2018. Several of these programs involve clean energy initiatives.
On December 20, the President signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which revises and funds programs under the Farm Bill for another 5 years.

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European Energy Centre: Accessible Professional Development

This Q&A is the first in a series with organizations providing accreditation and training resources for clean energy professionals.

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House Tax Extenders Package: Clean Energy Impacts

On November 26, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled its draft of the Taxpayer First Act of 2018, which would retroactively extend several dozen tax credits that expired at the end of 2017 as well as make additional technical corrections to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (comprehensive tax reform legislation enacted in December 2017). Here’s what clean energy businesses need to know about the proposal and how to engage.

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