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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 13, 2020

Recording | Election Results and Impacts for the Clean Energy Economy

The sixth installment of Powering Forward, hosted by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Clean Energy Business Network, was held in partnership with Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Forum.
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October 28, 2020

Recording – Election Scenarios & Impacts on the Clean Energy Economy

The fifth installment of Powering Forward was held in partnership with Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell LLP . This webinar explored possible election outcomes, potential impacts on the clean energy economy, and prospects for federal action on energy and climate change.
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September 10, 2020

Recording – Powering Up an Inclusive Clean Energy Workforce

The fourth episode of the Powering Forward series is produced in partnership with Third Way. Speakers explored the opportunities and challenges associated with building and enhancing the clean energy workforce, with a focus on public private partnerships, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and…
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July 29, 2020

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,…
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May 28, 2020

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,…
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May 10, 2020

Recording – Powering Up an Inclusive Clean Energy Workforce

The fourth episode of the Powering Forward series is produced in partnership with Third Way. Speakers explored the opportunities and challenges associated with building and enhancing the clean energy workforce, with a focus on public private partnerships, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and…
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May 7, 2020

Powering Forward

Powering Forward, a webinar series from BCSE & CEBN, covers impacts facing clean energy in the COVID-19 crisis and the vital role the sector will play in the economic recovery.
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March 25, 2020

Final Action on $2T COVID-19 Relief Package

Congress has passed a $2 Trillion stimulus package. The deal would send checks to individual Americans in addition to provide funds for airlines and other industries most impacted, small businesses, hospitals, and state and local governments. It would also expand…
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November 20, 2019

Press Release: Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Act Introduction in the House

Yesterday, Rep. Schneider (D-IL) introduced the The Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Act in the House.  This bill would provide a 30 percent investment tax credit for WHP technologies that begin production in the next five years. The…
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October 3, 2019

SBIR: Helping Entrepreneurs Commercialize New Technologies

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides federal support to encourage small business research, development, and commercialization of promising technologies. In Sept. 2019, CEBN sent a letter to policymakers outlining recommended improvements to SBIR in anticipation of Congressional action…
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October 3, 2019

SBIR: The Most Impactful Energy Program You’ve Never Heard Of

October 3, 2019 | Morning Consult — In a Morning Consult op-ed, CEBN President Lynn Abramson and Flash Steelworks Founder Gary Cola discuss the importance of the federal Small Business Innovation Research program–and ways to make it even more accessible to…
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September 11, 2019

Lynn Abramson Congressional Testimony for House Small Business Subcommittee: Growing the Clean Energy Economy

CEBN President Lynn Abramson participated in a congressional hearing on September 10, 2019, which covered the clean energy economy.
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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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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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August 10, 2020

Press Release: 250 Business Leaders Call for Clean Energy in COVID-19 Response

250 clean energy business leaders from across the nation have signed onto a letter urging Congress to include clean energy measures in an upcoming COVID-19 response or stimulus bill, putting communities back to work building a stronger, healthier, more resilient…
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April 13, 2020

CEBN Provides Recommendations to House Committee on COVID-19 response

The CEBN responded to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s (HSST) call for stakeholder input on ideas for responding to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. CEBN prepared recommendations via conversations with energy innovators, incubators, accelerators, and…
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March 31, 2020

Senate Committee on Appropriations: FY2021 Letter

The Administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 proposed deep cuts or even elimination of a number of clean energy programs, such as Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Fossil…
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March 11, 2020

Small Businesses Urge Congress, DOE to Support Energy Innovation

Thirty small business leaders from the Clean Energy Business Network are traveling to Washington for meetings this week to highlight their energy innovations to officials at the Department of Energy and congressional leaders on Capitol Hill.
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December 20, 2019

Driving the Clean Energy Economy Forward in 2019—and into the Next Decade!

Throughout 2019, members of the Clean Energy Business Network stepped up by participating in events across the country, advocating in the halls of Congress, and making their voices heard through letters and op-eds. Learn how you and your fellow CEBN members…
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December 19, 2019

2019 Clean Energy Appropriations & Tax Update

After weeks of negotiation among Congressional leaders and the White House, Congress advanced two spending packages in the waning days of 2019 to fund the U.S. Government and extend a variety of expired clean energy tax incentives.
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November 19, 2019

Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Act (Senate)

On July 25, Senators Carper (D-Del.) and Cardin (D-Md.) introduced The Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Act, which would spur the deployment of waste heat to power (WHP) and bolster businesses, create jobs, and reduce harmful emissions. The…
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November 19, 2019

Businesses Make the Case for Clean Energy Tax Incentives

Collectively over two weeks in November, CEBN members have met with more than 20 Congressional offices to discuss the need to support clean energy tax incentives in a year-end tax deal. Here’s how you can engage.
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October 3, 2019

SBIR: Helping Entrepreneurs Commercialize New Technologies

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides federal support to encourage small business research, development, and commercialization of promising technologies. In Sept. 2019, CEBN sent a letter to policymakers outlining recommended improvements to SBIR in anticipation of Congressional action…
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