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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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House Democrats’ Infrastructure Package: A clean energy primer

House Democrats have unveiled their $1.5T infrastructure package, the Moving Forward Act, which includes funding for highway and transit, broadband, low-income schools, public housing, and hospitals. It also targets the clean energy sector through $70B in funding for clean energy projects, extending the investment and production tax credits through the end of 2025 and expanding these to new technologies.

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BCSE and CEBN Statement on Social and Economic Justice

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Clean Energy Business Network condemn racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity in the fight for justice and a more equitable society.

Our organizations are committed to advancing a more equitable future within the clean energy economy and beyond, and we recognize the significant, and often tragic, disparities that exist for the Black community and people of color.

In reflecting on how to make progress within our society, we must also look internally at the energy sector. As we grow the clean energy workforce and leadership opportunities within it, we must challenge ourselves to seek greater diversity and inclusivity in our industries. This is especially important as we work to alleviate the disproportionate impact of climate change upon minority and low-income communities. As corporate leaders, we recognize the importance of our voice in contributing to proactive and thoughtful solutions to racial and economic divides in this critical moment.

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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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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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Powering Forward

Powering Forward, a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN, covers impacts facing clean energy in the COVID-19 crisis and the vital role the sector will play in the economic recovery.

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