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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January 19, 2023

Current American-Made Challenges

The American-Made Network is busy this season 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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December 13, 2022

SBIR Winter 2022/2023 Funding Opportunity

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 opened the next round of grants.…
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December 12, 2022

Upcoming SBIR/STTR Events

Are you working on your application for the Department of Energy’s SBIR/STTR program, or considering applying? Five organizations are working with the DOE to support you. See below for a full list of upcoming events.
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November 14, 2022

Breaking Down the Weatherization Assistance Program

The Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency upgrades for low-income households, reducing energy costs and improving health and safety. Recently, WAP received a major boost in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which…
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November 11, 2022

Insight into Clean Energy Pathways for Veterans

This Veterans Day, CEBN is highlighting resources available for veterans to get their start in clean energy or bolster their existing businesses. With recent federal investments through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, clean energy is a booming…
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October 14, 2022

SBIR Reauthorization: How the New Law Revises the Program

The SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022  includes a three-year extension of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, as well as reforms; these include stricter reporting and scrutiny for foreign-linked firms and…
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October 5, 2022

Telkes Fellows Visit DC For Meetings with Congress, Department of Energy and White House

The Clean Energy Business Network and Cleantech Leaders Roundtable were proud to host the inaugural cohort of Mária Telkes Fellows in DC in celebration of the sixth annual National Clean Energy Week. The fellows joined CEBN staff in meetings with…
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September 19, 2022

Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize

The Community Clean Energy 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 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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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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September 19, 2022

Community Clean Energy Coalition Prize

The Community Clean Energy 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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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 Congress to extend this program for three 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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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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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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October 14, 2022

SBIR Reauthorization: How the New Law Revises the Program

The SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022  includes a three-year extension of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, as well as reforms; these include stricter reporting and scrutiny for foreign-linked firms and…
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Blog | Just Transition

October 5, 2022

Telkes Fellows Visit DC For Meetings with Congress, Department of Energy and White House

The Clean Energy Business Network and Cleantech Leaders Roundtable were proud to host the inaugural cohort of Mária Telkes Fellows in DC in celebration of the sixth annual National Clean Energy Week. The fellows joined CEBN staff in meetings with…
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September 30, 2022

Press Release: CEBN Celebrates Reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research Program

Lynn Abramson, President of the Clean Energy Business Network, issued a statement applauding Congress for passing the SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs for three years.
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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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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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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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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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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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