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


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.


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!


Federal Funding for Small Business R&D

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides federal support to encourage small business research, development, and commercialization of promising technologies. Learn about upcoming opportunities to engage in the program in fall of 2019 — including a business letter on proposed improvements.


Want to Work with the Federal Government?

August 3, 2017 | Mark Wagner, Vice President of Government Relations, Johnson Controls Chairman

Are you going to the Federal Energy Management Program’s 2017 Energy Exchange?  The federal government’s premier energy event will bring together agency officials, program managers, and the private sector August 15-17 in Tampa for two and a half days of educational sessions and networking in the exposition hall.  This is the place to be if you are thinking of working with the federal government, but with over 2,000 attendees at the event, it can be overwhelming.  Here are a few tips for how you can get the most out of this experience.


The Urgent Threats Facing Federal Energy Efficiency Investment

July 31, 2017 | Ben Evans, Vice President for Government Affairs & Communications, Alliance to Save Energy

There was a sense of relief in March when the Trump administration’s budget proposal—which would gut federal energy efficiency budgets and wholly eliminate the ENERGY STAR program—got a decidedly hostile reception from both parties on Capitol Hill.


Clean Energy Providers: Plug into Emerging State Opportunities

July 28, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Innovation in energy production, distribution, storage and use is creating market disruptions at an increasing pace. How are state energy policymakers responding? State policies can either create new market opportunities for clean energy technologies or impose barriers, so it is important for business leaders to understand and respond to these developments.


Affordable Clean Energy Rule Primer

On June 19, 2019, EPA Administrator Wheeler signed the final version of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the Trump Administration’s repeal and replacement of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. The ACE rule establishes guidelines for states to develop carbon emissions reductions standards for existing coal-fired power plants.


“Technologies for Energy Security Act” would extend and modify investment tax credit

June 23, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

At the end of 2016, federal tax credits expired for a number of clean energy technologies other than wind and solar.


Tight Budgets and Tight Timing: Takeaways from a Discussion on the FY 2018 Budget Request for Clean Energy Programs

June 16, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network

Funding for clean energy programs is in jeopardy and timing is tight—but business voices can make a difference.