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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September 19, 2022

Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize

The Clean Energy Community Coalition Prize is a $1.5M prize supporting new and existing coalitions to develop a strategy to address a local clean energy opportunity or inequity in disadvantaged communities. Learn more about how to apply!
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August 30, 2022

Insight into the 11 Small Business Innovation Research Programs

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities are offered by 11 different federal agencies. Learn more about available funding and support for innovators.
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August 19, 2022

Current American-Made Challenges

The American-Made Network is having a busy summer with multiple prizes to fast track the clean energy revolution! View a summary of current funding opportunities for innovation and commercialization.
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August 5, 2022

Five Things to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act

After nearly two years of negotiations, Congress has reached agreement on climate and clean energy provisions within a budget reconciliation package. CEBN has summarized five things to know about the bill relating to energy and climate.
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July 29, 2022

Breaking Down the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, or OCED (pronounced “oh-sed”) is a new office within the Department of Energy created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Learn more about OCED’s mission, upcoming funding opportunities, and how you can get involved.
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Blog | Federal Investment

July 26, 2022

Breaking Down Grid Resilience and Modernization in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes more than $30 billion to strengthen and modernize the U.S. power grid. Find out what programs are included.
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Case Studies | Federal Investment

July 11, 2022

Meet the Semi-Finalists of the American-Made Solar Desalination Prize

Meet the semi-finalists of the American-Made Solar Desalination Prize, which has invested in teams developing and commercializing technologies in solar desalination. These innovations have impactful applications to improve access to clean water, including in remote areas, powered by clean energy.
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Blog | Federal Investment

July 5, 2022

Five Key Takeaways from the 2022 Energy Jobs Report

On June 28, the Department of Energy released the annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER). The 7th annual version of this report shows that clean energy technologies continue to lead to employment opportunities and economic growth. CEBN has pulled…
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June 28, 2022

Federal Energy Funding 101: Takeaways and Links for More Information

On June 28, 2022, the Clean Energy Business Network and Banks and Company convened Federal Energy Funding 101. This event provided a primer on how to navigate federal funding opportunities for clean energy researchers, entrepreneurs, and communities wishing to attract…
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Insight into Federal Programs | Just Transition

May 27, 2022

Insight into Justice40 Initiatives

In January 2021, the Biden Administration launched the Justice40 Initiative, calling for historic investments in environmental justice. Learn what the various terms used in the executive order mean and how communities can access opportunities for funding.
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May 18, 2022

CEBN Dial-In 2022: Clean Energy Businesses Profiles

Meet the 43 businesses who briefed Congressional offices on the impact of DOE programs and the ways their companies are creating jobs and growing the economy across the country.
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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

May 18, 2022

43 Clean Energy Businesses Meet with Congress to Support Federal RD&D Programs

For the 4th consecutive year, CEBN convened a series of advocacy meetings with clean energy business leaders from 43 businesses across the country who met with Congressional offices to express support for bolstering federal cleantech RD&D programs and passing a…
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September 19, 2022

Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize

The Clean Energy Community Coalition Prize is a $1.5M prize supporting new and existing coalitions to develop a strategy to address a local clean energy opportunity or inequity in disadvantaged communities. Learn more about how to apply!
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September 1, 2022

National Clean Energy Week to be held September 26-30

CEBN is honored, once again, to be part of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW)! This weeklong recognition will honor the clean energy sector’s contributions to America’s economic strength and emissions reduction goals.
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Insight into Federal Programs | Just Transition

August 30, 2022

Insight into the 11 Small Business Innovation Research Programs

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding opportunities are offered by 11 different federal agencies. Learn more about available funding and support for innovators.
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August 29, 2022

Support Reauthorization of the SBIR Program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is set to expire on October 1, 2022. CEBN’s sign-on letter urges Senate leaders to extend this program for two years.  Sign here to support this 40-year program.
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July 29, 2022

938 Cleantech Business Leaders Call for Action on Clean Energy Investments

Since last year, CEBN has spearheaded a campaign that has been supported by 938 clean energy business leaders urging Congress to enact significant investments in a reconciliation package.
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Blog | Federal Investment

April 15, 2022

Send Your Representatives Your Clean Energy Priorities

As Congress begins to set spending levels through the annual appropriations process, CEBN provides all the tools you need to ensure your voice is heard. With just a couple clicks, send a message to your representatives on your company’s top…
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Blog | Federal Investment

April 14, 2022

Tell Congress to Support Innovation & Clean Energy

In spring 2022, Congress is determining funding levels for the next fiscal year. This includes appropriations for energy programs at the Department of Energy (DOE) and other agencies. CEBN’s sign-on letter shows small business support for funding for clean energy…
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October 4, 2021

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

More than 750 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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Press Releases | Federal Investment

August 16, 2022

Press Release: With President Biden’s Signature on the Inflation Reduction Act, Clean Energy Enters New Era

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) commend President Biden on signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This historic legislation joins recent bipartisan actions creating a renaissance in domestic manufacturing, and protecting…
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August 12, 2022

Press Release: House Passes Inflation Reduction Act, Guaranteeing Historic Investments in Clean Energy Future

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) commend House passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The historic legislation will join recent bipartisan actions creating a renaissance in domestic manufacturing, and protecting our national…
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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

August 12, 2022

CEBN Support for IRA Mentioned in Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle | August 10, 2022 — CEBN and BCSE’s support of the Inflation Reduction Act was mentioned in the Houston Chronicle’s article about the legislation published after the Senate passed the bill.
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

August 8, 2022

Press Release: Senate Passes Inflation Reduction Act, With Bold and Transformational Climate and Energy Provisions

BCSE and CEBN commend Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The historic legislation will propel the nation’s clean energy transition, counter inflation, and help American citizens save money.
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August 5, 2022

Press Release: Clean Energy Industries Call for Immediate Enactment of Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – BCSE and CEBN sent a letter to Congressional leadership on Friday urging immediate enactment of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The letter highlighted the powerful opportunity provided by the legislation to propel the nation’s clean energy transition,…
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July 28, 2022

Press Release: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Provides Historic Investment in America’s Energy Future

Washington, D.C. – The Presidents of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) offered the following statements in response to the release of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
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July 27, 2022

Press Release: BCSE & CEBN Applaud Senate Passage of CHIPS and Science Act, Including Support for Cleantech Innovation

Washington, D.C. – The Presidents of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) offered the following statements after the Senate voted to pass the CHIPS and Science Act with strong bipartisan support.
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

July 15, 2022

Press Release: Clean Energy Business Coalitions Comment on Status of Reconciliation Bill, Reiterate Urgency for Congressional Action on Clean Energy and Climate Change Policy

Washington, D.C. – The Presidents of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) offered the following statements in response to the status of the climate provisions and clean energy and energy efficiency tax…
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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

July 7, 2022

CEBN President Featured on Podcast Leadership Series

Karan Takhar interviewed CEBN President Lynn Abramson for the ZENERGY Podcast’s Leadership Series, discussing discussed near term obstacles for the growth of the U.S. clean energy economy, promising clean energy technologies, and investments and financing trends.
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Blog | Federal Investment

June 28, 2022

Federal Energy Funding 101: Takeaways and Links for More Information

On June 28, 2022, the Clean Energy Business Network and Banks and Company convened Federal Energy Funding 101. This event provided a primer on how to navigate federal funding opportunities for clean energy researchers, entrepreneurs, and communities wishing to attract…
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June 13, 2022

CEBN Joins Coalition Letter, Continues Push for Federal Cleantech Innovation Support

Last week, CEBN joined Third Way and more than 50 other organizations on a letter to congressional leaders in support of significant, targeted increases for Department of Energy innovation programs in FY 2023.
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

May 4, 2022

Press Release: Clean Energy Businesses Call on Congressional Leadership and President Biden to Act Quickly on Clean Energy Tax Measures

Washington, D.C. – The Presidents of the BCSE and CEBN sent letters today to members of the House and Senate Leadership and to President Biden urging them to reach agreement by Memorial Day and enact into law prior to the…
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