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The CEBN works to advance federal policies that drive market-based approaches to accelerate the nation’s transition to cleaner, more efficient sources of energy. We encourage investments in critical programs to spur energy innovation and U.S. competitiveness in the global clean energy economy.

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November 24, 2021

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Funding Opportunity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have created a new, cross-cutting funding opportunity to support community partnerships. The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize will provide a total of $2.5 million in funding to up to 10 teams to…
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November 16, 2021

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunities

The Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), known as “America’s Seed Fund,” provides nondilutive grants to small businesses to help them develop and commercialize technology innovations. The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced topics for the next round…
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November 8, 2021

CEBN Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Support Cleantech Innovators

In November, 2021, Clean Energy Business Network celebrates its one-year anniversary as a Power Connector for the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges program—a series of prize competitions to lower the barriers U.S.-based innovators face in reaching manufacturing scale and…
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September 30, 2021

Recording – Powering Forward 8: Building a Diverse Clean Energy Economy from the Ground Up

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July 9, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy Boosts Solar Desalination Innovation with $15M Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is seeking ideas that will accelerate the development of systems that use low-cost solar-thermal energy to produce clean water from very-high-salinity water, like water produced from oil and gas extraction.…
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June 16, 2021

CEBN Congratulates FY21 SBIR/STTR Awardees

Last week, the Department of Energy announced 235 American small businesses were collectively awarded $54 million through the 2021 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
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June 11, 2021

Recording – Powering Forward 7: Environmental Justice and the Clean Energy Economy

The seventh installment of Powering Forward was held in partnership with Grove Climate Group. The webinar explored the growing discussion regarding how to best understand, acknowledge, and address the wide-ranging societal dimensions of the clean energy transition — with EJ…
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April 21, 2021

Capital for Climate: 11 Ways to Ruin an Investor Meeting

Biden campaigned on prioritizing climate change in his Administration, with an ambitious $2T plan to invest in clean energy and setting a target for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. It was no surprise then that the new Administration has taken…
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February 12, 2021

Press Release: CEBN Applauds Steps to Spur American Energy Innovation

Yesterday, the Biden-Harris Administration announced several initial actions on bolstering innovation across the clean energy economy including the formulation of a Climate Innovation Working Group, releasing the outline of an innovation agenda, and the announcement of $100M in funding through…
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February 10, 2021

Energy and Climate Actions in Biden’s first Weeks in Office

Biden campaigned on prioritizing climate change in his Administration, with an ambitious $2T plan to invest in clean energy and setting a target for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. It was no surprise then that the new Administration has taken…
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December 23, 2020

Summary of End-of-Year Spending, Tax, and Energy Legislation

On Monday, December 21, 2020 Congressional leaders announced they had reached an agreement on a $900 billion COVID relief bill. The agreement cleared the way to pass a $1.4 trillion “omnibus” package to fund federal operations through September 2021. Legislators…
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December 12, 2020

Recording | SETO SBIR/STTR Informational Webinar

This CEBN webinar provided updates on the newly announced Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program topics for FY2021. The speakers below discussed the topics and the application process.
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October 17, 2019

Tax Action Central

In fall 2019, Congress is considering a range of tax measures. Items on the table include reinstatement, extension, and/or modification of a number of clean energy tax credits. CEBN’s Tax Action Central provides all the tools you need to understand…
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December 12, 2018

Clean Energy Tax Incentives Caught Up in Year-End Negotiations

The fate of a short-term “continuing resolution” that would continue government funding through Feb. 8 is caught up in a disagreement between President Trump and Senate Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. A clean energy “tax extenders” package…
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November 27, 2018

House Tax Extenders Package: Clean Energy Impacts

On November 26, the House Ways and Means Committee unveiled its draft of the Taxpayer First Act of 2018, which would retroactively extend several dozen tax credits that expired at the end of 2017 as well as make additional technical…
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November 8, 2021

CEBN Partners with U.S. Department of Energy to Support Cleantech Innovators

In November, 2021, Clean Energy Business Network celebrates its one-year anniversary as a Power Connector for the U.S. Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges program—a series of prize competitions to lower the barriers U.S.-based innovators face in reaching manufacturing scale and…
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November 6, 2021

Press Release: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is an Historic First Step Towards Securing a Resilient Clean Energy Economy

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson and CEBN President Lynn Abramson released the joint-statement below following the House passing a procedural vote to consider the Build Back Better Act and passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA includes…
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October 4, 2021

680+ Cleantech Business Leaders Back Robust Action on Clean Energy in Budget & Infrastructure Bills

More than 680 clean energy business leaders have signed on to CEBN’s letter to Congress applauding passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and calling for further action on clean energy. This campaign has attracted support from clean energy business leaders…
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September 29, 2021

Press Release: CEBN Selected as Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Winner

The Small Business Administration has selected the CEBN as a winner for the 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). The GAFC winners were selected based on their proposals for targeting innovation-focused entrepreneurs from underrepresented and under-resourced communities. As a GAFC…
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August 10, 2021

Press Release: CEBN Applauds Senate for Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, First Step Towards Energy Infrastructure Needs

CEBN President Lynn Abramson praised Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal as a first step to addressing energy infrastructure needs. Abramson urged Congress to build on today’s success and enact policies and investments in additional legislation under consideration that…
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August 2, 2021

420 Clean Energy Business Leaders Back Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Energy Investments

The CEBN delivered a letter last week to Senate leadership and the “Gang of 22” urging support for a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes the Energy Infrastructure Act. Over 420 clean energy business leaders and individuals have signed onto to…
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June 28, 2021

Press Release: 368 Clean Energy Business Leaders Back Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Energy Investments

The CEBN delivered a letter this week to Senate leadership and the “Gang of 22” urging support for a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes the Energy Infrastructure Act. Signed by 368 clean energy business leaders and individuals, the letter calls…
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May 20, 2021

Cleantech Innovators Bring their Energy to Congress to Boost RD&D

This spring, 42 clean energy business leaders within the CEBN participated in a flurry of advocacy meetings on clean energy research, development, and demonstration. The group pushed Congress to boost funding for clean energy RD&D programs across the Department of…
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December 23, 2020

Powering Forward Together through 2020

We are incredibly thankful to each and every one of you for enabling the CEBN to serve as the small business voice of the clean energy economy. After three years of partnering with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, we are excited…
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October 8, 2020

Press Release: CEBN Supports Clean Energy Innovators Across the U.S.

The Clean Energy Business Network recently surpassed 4,500 members and supporters in its network of clean energy business leaders in a flurry of summer and fall activities including support for the American-Made Solar prize.
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September 8, 2020

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…
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August 15, 2020

Press Release: Emily Duncan Joins CEBN Board of Directors

The Clean Energy Business Network’s Board of Directors recently voted to unanimously approve Emily Duncan as its newest member. Ms. Duncan, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for CEBN’s parent organization, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy,…
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