See below for exciting updates and/or media coverage of CEBN members, along with opinion pieces. Any opinions represented are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the CEBN as a whole.
Climate Council Q&A with Telkes Fellow, Tasha McCarter
Climate Council recently did an interview with Mária Telkes Fellow, Tasha McCarter, the Vice President of Project Engineering at RWE Renewables.
Sonam Velani featured in Insider’s Women in Climate Leadership
In this article, “Women in Climate Leadership: Meet 10 leaders who refuse to let the climate crisis go unchecked,” Insider Magazine highlighted Mária Telkes Fellow, Sonam Velani, as one of 10 women leaders who are working at the forefront of climate action.
Check out Patty’s profile on CTLR’s #HumansOfCleantech series: “I began working in a law firm again, just doing what I could to survive. I went back and got my two-year degree and learned about renewable energy, and I thought, ‘I want to be a part of this. This is going to change the world as we know it.'”
Every other month, CEBN will shine a spotlight on changemakers across our premium member network. This month, the spotlight is on clean energy businesses who are taking advantage of pitch competitions, federal policy, and local partners to build their impact. Plus, meet new CEBN members and fellows!
Every other month, CEBN will shine a spotlight on clean energy changemakers across our premium member network. This month, the spotlight is on businesses building resilient microgrids, developing organics-to-renewable energy projects, performing energy retrofits, and supplying electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
At CEBN, we see innovators and entrepreneurs every day working to create a more affordable, sustainable, and accessible clean energy future. We will be sharing stories of our Premium Members as examples of clean energy change makers.
This month, meet small businesses championing data analytics, solar power, batteries, and engineering solutions to push clean energy forward.
Sumin Zhu, PhD, CEO of Ampcera, authored an op-ed published in the Arizona Daily Star explaining how the Inflation Reduction Act will support clean energy jobs and reduce reliance on foreign fossil fuels.
Ampcera has a scalable and low cost solid-state electrotype technology with applications for lithium batteries, battery recycling, and electric vehicle charging, and has production facilities in Tucson, Arizona.
Zhu writes, “The Inflation Reduction Act provides $369 billion in investments to speed up the transition to a clean energy economy and save Arizona consumers significant amounts annually… Rocky Mountain Institute projects clean energy tax credits similar to those in this package would reduce utility bills $5 billion by 2024, and Rhodium Group estimates these policies would reduce energy costs 12-14% for households by 2030.“
Tectonicus (Tuscon, AZ): Senators should push for cleantech to combat drought
The Arizona Daily Star, November 2021
Ben Lepley, Founder of Tectonicus, authored an op-ed published in the Arizona Daily Star explaining how clean energy can reduce water demand and combat the cause of droughts.
Tectonicus, headquartered in Tucson, AZ, works at the nexus of water and energy, and has deployed projects in Arizona, as well as across Asia.
Lepley writes, “If we don’t act now, not only will our farmers continue to suffer while our groundwater reserves become depleted, but we’ll miss the opportunity to secure our share of the exponentially growing clean-tech market.”
Pickering Energy Solutions (Williamstown, WV): Up to Us to Move Forward
The News and Sentinel, November 2021
Charles Pickering, Founder of Pickering Energy Solutions, authored an op-ed published in the News and Sentinel explaining the opportunities clean energy provides West Virginia’s economy.
Pickering writes, “West Virginia is uniquely poised to be able to deliver this to the eastern seaboard — we’re already wired for it. We have the land and the natural resources to grasp these opportunities and have our workforce ready and willing to help. It’s up to us and our senators to participate in a big way in the future of power generation going forward, and the Build Back Better bill will help us reach that future faster.”
Pickering Energy Solutions, established 2012 in Williamstown, WV, deploys solar projects for municipal buildings, schools and universities, non-profits, and businesses.