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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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March 15, 2019

Congress Should Help Energy Innovators Power Technologies, Economy of the Future

March 15, 2019 | Morning Consult — In a Morning Consult op-ed, CEBN President Lynn Abramson makes the case to continue to invest in energy innovation through Department of Energy programs that have already led to breakthroughs in the energy sector.
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March 13, 2019

Entrepreneurs Showcase Innovative Technologies Supported by Energy Department

Fourteen energy innovators from the Clean Energy Business Network came to Washington DC March 12-13, 2019 to showcase their innovative energy technologies to federal and state lawmakers. All of these businesses have helped bring new technologies to market through partnerships…
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January 3, 2019

116th Congress Takes Office Amidst Partial Government Shutdown

The 116th Congress takes office Jan. 3 amidst a partial government shutdown. How are energy programs impacted, and what’s next on the agenda once the current impasse is resolved?
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December 12, 2018

Farm Bill 2018: Modest Wins for Clean Energy

The Farm Bill, which reauthorizes a variety of USDA programs to promote economic development across the country, expired at the end of September 2018. Several of these programs involve clean energy initiatives. On December 20, the President signed the Agriculture…
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November 7, 2018

How the 2018 Midterm Results Could Impact Clean Energy

Updated November 21, 2018 | Ruth McCormick, Director, State and Federal Affairs, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, voters decided the fate of 435 seats in the U.S.…
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October 2, 2018

National Clean Energy Week: Lynn Abramson Interviews Senator Martin Heinrich, BCSE Hosts Panel

October 2, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network CEBN President Lynn Abramson sat down with United States Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) on stage at a September 26 Policy Symposium celebrating National Clean Energy Week (Sep. 24-28).…
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September 11, 2018

Renewable Electricity and the Renewable Fuel Standard – An Untapped Opportunity?

September 11, 2018 │ John Mosheim, P.E., CEM, Principal Water + Carbon Sustainability Engineer, GHG Engineering, LLC The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a national policy created by Congress in 2005 that requires a certain volume of renewable fuel to…
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August 22, 2018

Defense Authorization Bill Includes Provisions on Modernizing Energy Infrastructure and Enhancing Resilience

August 22, 2018 │ Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network In a visit to Fort Drum on August 13, President Trump signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (P.L. 115-232), or NDAA.…
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July 25, 2018

The Federal Government Is Making Energy-Efficient Roofing Attractive

July 25, 2018 │ Justin Koscher, President, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association It is fair to say that Washington, D.C., is far from dull. From the recent Tax Cut and Jobs Act to rolling debates on passing a federal budget, there…
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July 25, 2018

DOE Launches New Lab Partnering Service Platform

July 25, 2018 │ Girish Balakrishnan, Business Development Intern, Clean Energy Business Network The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) recently launched a new resource called the “Lab Partnering Service (LPS),” an online tool for innovators, investors…
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July 5, 2018

The American-Made Solar Prize: Ideate, Compete, Connect!

July 5, 2018 │ Girish Balakrishnan, Business Development Intern, Clean Energy Business Network Sponsorship, investment, and mentorship opportunities are available for activities relating to the American-Made Solar Prize…
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May 3, 2018

We Can’t Take America’s Energy Innovation Leadership for Granted

May 3, 2018 | Laura Thompson, Vice President, Flow Energy Flow Energy Washingtonians are driven by our ideals, ingenuity, and desire to innovate. This is the spirit that brings us together to tackle our state’s most pressing challenges and what…
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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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July 18, 2019

CEBN Outreach on FY 2020 Appropriations Copy

The Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020—which begins Oct. 1, 2019—proposed an 11% cut to Energy Department funding and significant reductions or elimination of a number of clean energy programs. CEBN members signed onto a group letter urging Congress…
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April 18, 2019

Letter on Extension of Energy-Related Tax Measures 2019

The CEBN sent letters signed by 64 of its members to Senate and House leadership, the Senate Finance Committee, and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of energy-related tax measures in a tax extenders package. If passed, these…
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April 1, 2019

Support Energy Innovation in FY2020

The CEBN sent a letter to Congressional appropriators in the House and Senate to support robust funding for critical RD&D programs in DOE with a successful track record of helping to bring transformational clean energy technologies to market.
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March 13, 2019

Entrepreneurs Showcase Innovative Technologies Supported by Energy Department

Fourteen energy innovators from the Clean Energy Business Network came to Washington DC March 12-13, 2019 to showcase their innovative energy technologies to federal and state lawmakers. All of these businesses have helped bring new technologies to market through partnerships…
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December 20, 2018

Making an Impact Together in 2018

Thank you to our members for making 2018 another great year for the Clean Energy Business Network. From policy victories to business growth to public education, here is a look back on what we have accomplished together in 2018 and…
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December 12, 2018

Farm Bill 2018: Modest Wins for Clean Energy

The Farm Bill, which reauthorizes a variety of USDA programs to promote economic development across the country, expired at the end of September 2018. Several of these programs involve clean energy initiatives. On December 20, the President signed the Agriculture…
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July 24, 2018

FAA Reauthorization: Pre-Disaster Mitigation Preparedness and Response through Clean Energy

The CEBN sent a letter to Senate leaders in support of provisions in the House-passed FAA Reauthorization bill that would encourage the incorporation of clean and resilient energy technologies into pre-disaster planning.
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June 26, 2018

CEBN Outreach on FY 2019 Appropriations

The Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2019—which begins Oct. 1, 2018—proposed deep cuts or even elimination of a number of clean energy programs, such as Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Electricity Deliverability and…
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June 12, 2018

Support of Funding for Clean Energy Programs in the Farm Bill

The CEBN sent letters signed by 36 clean energy business leaders in support of funding for Farm Bill energy programs to Members of Congress in the House and Senate working towards a final negotiation on the legislation. Farm Bill energy title programs…
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May 1, 2018

From the Space Coast to Energy Innovation: The New Frontier for the Southeast’s Economy

May 1, 2018 | Q&A with Mike Aller, Executive Director, Energy Florida and Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Florida is the launch pad for America’s aerospace industry. And now, a group called Energy Florida is tapping into the…
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March 27, 2018

Update on Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations

March 27, 2018 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Recently 86 CEBN members participated in our fiscal year 2018 appropriations sign-on letter to protect funding for clean energy programs. Congressional leaders have rejected the deep funding cuts proposed in…
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February 6, 2018

Update on Federal Appropriations and Tax

Updated February 9, 2018 │ Lynn Abramson, President & Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network Since last fall, the federal government has been running on a series of “continuing resolutions,” or short-term funding measures that continue the prior year’s…
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