Federal investment

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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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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May 1, 2018

Public-Private Partnerships Fuel American Ingenuity

May 1, 2018 | Q&A with John Carlisle, Director, Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory; Bernard Johnson, Co-founder and CEO, ClearFlame; Ian Hamilton, Founder and CEO, Atlas Energy Systems, LLC; and Justin Whiteley; Chief technology officer and co-founder, Emergy…
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April 28, 2018

Small Businesses are the Next Big Thing in Energy Innovation

April 28, 2018 | Q&A with Jen Derstine, Director of Strategy and Policy, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, making up more than 99 percent of…
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March 29, 2018

TechLink: Tap into Innovation from Defense Department Laboratories

March 29, 2018 | Yvonne Rudman, Industry Liaison, TechLink and Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Are you a clean energy business interested in learning more about energy innovations coming out of the Department of Defense?
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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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March 6, 2018

Webinar: Farm Bill Programs for Energy & Rural Development

The United States Department of Agriculture has a wide variety of funding streams designed to promote economic development across the country. The Farm Bill, which reauthorizes these programs once every five years, expires in September 2018, providing…
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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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December 19, 2017

Final Action on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

December 19, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Thank you to the nearly 80 CEBN members who signed onto our group letter to conferees on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congress finalized the conference report on December…
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December 15, 2017

A Transformational Year for the Clean Energy Business Network

December 15, 2017 | Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network Major accomplishments in 2017 and a sneak peek at 2018
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December 13, 2017

CEBN Outreach to Congress on Energy Provisions in Tax Reform

Nearly 80 CEBN members signed onto a letter to Congressional leaders recommending changes to tax reform legislation in conference related to several energy provisions that were under consideration. Some of these requests were included in the final legislation that Congress…
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August 31, 2017

Ayotte Wants GOP to Move from Climate Debate to Collaboration

August 31, 2017 | Morning Consult — Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said both political parties should move past polarizing debates on climate change and focus instead on working together to develop energy technologies such as battery storage and grid…
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August 18, 2017

Clean energy advocates to ‘amp up the message’ of economic benefits

August 18, 2017 | S&P Global Market Intelligence — Citing the need to broaden political support for clean energy resources and raise awareness about their economic advantages ahead of looming congressional funding decisions…
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August 18, 2017

Groups to launch clean-energy lobbying blitz

August 17, 2017 | Axios — America’s clean-energy crowd is looking to shed its climate reputation and appeal more to a Republican-controlled Washington.
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