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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.

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Webinar 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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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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