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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Solar Power Needed for an Innovative Food Project in Chile

December 5, 2017 | Dave Muchow, Partner, Muchowlaw and Counsel, Clean Energy Business Network

An exciting new pilot project in Chile is looking for 1-2 kW of solar power from a donor.

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CEBN Member Visit with Utah Congressional District

On October 30, the Clean Energy Business Network and Utah Clean Energy joined forces to organize meetings with district offices of Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Lee (R-UT) in addition to Representatives Stewart (R-UT-2) and Love (R-UT-4).  A delegation of seven clean energy business leaders with footprints in Utah discussed their energy, tax, and appropriations policy priorities with district staff.

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Rebuilding the Electric Grid After Hurricane Maria

October 10, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

In the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the CEBN sought member comments on reliable, clean, and efficient solutions to rebuild power supplies in impacted communities.

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EPA Secretary Pruitt Proposes Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Today, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to repeal the Clean Power Plan.  Adopted under the Obama Administration, the Clean Power Plan set CO2 emissions targets for each state, with the goal of reducing nationwide carbon emissions

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A New Phase for the Clean Energy Business Network

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

It has been four months since the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) moved from The Pew Charitable Trusts to become an independent initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE).  We are now fully operational and have launched a member-driven strategic planning effort to shape the priorities for our organization over the next two years.  Here’s what you need to know about the CEBN at this exciting and dynamic time.

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CEBN Members: Help Shape the Future of Our Organization

September 6, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Current and Prospective CEBN Members: Take Our Member Questionnaire Now!

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