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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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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July 29, 2019

Small Businesses Make Their Voices Heard on Federal Energy Programs

CEBN helps clean energy technology and service providers stay informed about legislative and regulatory issues impacting their market opportunities, and works to amplify their voices on key issues. Learn how CEBN has worked throughout 2019 to support strong investments in federal…
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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 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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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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| Federal Investment

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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July 29, 2019

Small Businesses Make Their Voices Heard on Federal Energy Programs

CEBN helps clean energy technology and service providers stay informed about legislative and regulatory issues impacting their market opportunities, and works to amplify their voices on key issues. Learn how CEBN has worked throughout 2019 to support strong investments in federal…
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| Federal Investment

July 26, 2019

Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Act

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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July 18, 2019

CEBN Outreach on FY 2020 Appropriations

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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