TechLink: Tap into Innovation from Defense Department Laboratories

March 29, 2018 | Yvonne Rudman, Industry Liaison, TechLink and Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Are you a clean energy business interested in learning more about energy innovations coming out of the Department of Defense?


Update on Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

March 27, 2018 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Recently 86 CEBN members participated in our fiscal year 2018 appropriations sign-on letter to protect funding for clean energy programs. Congressional leaders have rejected the deep funding cuts proposed in the Administration’s FY 2018 budget request.


Protected: Participant Information for CEBN Fly-in

Thank you for participating in our fly-in to Washington DC March 12-13, 2019 in support of appropriations for the U.S. Department of Energy. You will be meeting with Members of Congress and their staff to discuss your work with the DOE and advocate for robust funding in fiscal year 2020, which starts on Oct. 1, 2019.


2019 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook Webinar Recording

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Clean Energy Business Network hosted a webinar briefing and Q&A on the 2019 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook on February 26.


Update on Federal Appropriations and Tax

Updated February 9, 2018 │ Lynn Abramson, President & Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network

Since last fall, the federal government has been running on a series of “continuing resolutions,” or short-term funding measures that continue the prior year’s spending levels.  Congress has been passing these incremental measures since Oct. 1, 2017 (when fiscal year 2018 began)—except for a brief government shutdown over one weekend in January.


Clean Energy Business Network Unveils New Strategic Plan

February 1, 2018 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

The Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) is a group of 3,000+ business leaders working in every aspect of the clean energy economy—primarily executives of small- to medium-size companies.  After spinning out of The Pew Charitable Trusts last year to become an independent initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), we launched a member-driven strategic planning effort to identify the major challenges facing these small energy businesses and ways the CEBN could provide assistance.


How Does New Tax Law Change Expensing for Energy Efficiency Improvements?

January 30, 2018 | Dan Bresette, Alliance to Save Energy; Jeff Moe, Ingersoll Rand; Jared Blum, EPDM Roofing Association

As of 2018, the costs of certain energy efficiency improvements can now be immediately deducted as business expenses rather than recovered more gradually through depreciation. Learn more about the changes in three questions with industry leaders.


FERC Rejects Grid Pricing Proposal; Initiates New Conversation on Resilience

January 9, 2018 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

On January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected a proposal by the Secretary of Energy to require new rate structures favorably pricing electricity generation resources with 90-day onsite fuel storage.


Final Action on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 19, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Thank you to the nearly 80 CEBN members who signed onto our group letter to conferees on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congress finalized the conference report on December 15th and voted to send the final legislation to President Trump on December 20.


A Transformational Year for the Clean Energy Business Network

December 15, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Major accomplishments in 2017 and a sneak peek at 2018


FERC Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Reliability Pricing

December 14, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

The new pricing regime would promote electricity-generation sources with a 90-day onsite fuel storage.  Based on the criteria laid out, this pricing system would likely favor nuclear and coal power plants.


The Latest on Federal Tax Policy

December 5, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

As of early December, both the House of Representatives and Senate have passed their own versions of H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” legislation to provide corporate tax cuts and simplify the personal tax code. The House passed the measure on November 16 and the Senate on December 2, and the two chambers are working to go to conference and reconcile differences by December 15.