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The CEBN works to advance the use of cleaner, more efficient, more affordable, and more resilient energy solutions. We encourage government leadership and corporate action on sustainability and clean energy procurement.

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April 25, 2022

110+ Business Leaders Support Robust Funding for Federal Cleantech Programs

More than 110 clean energy leaders from 34 states have signed on to CEBN’s letter advocating for robust funding for the Department of Energy and new and existing federal cleantech programs. On Friday, the Clean Energy Business Network shared this…
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Blog | Federal Investment

April 4, 2022

Breaking Down the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: An Introduction to BIL

Trying to follow new federal laws and understand how they affect you and your business can be a frustrating experience. Keeping track of all the acronyms, timelines, and federal agencies could be a full-time job on top of running your…
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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

March 14, 2022

Clean Energy Can Be America’s National Security Buffer

March 9, 2022 | Cipher — CEBN President Lynn Abramson explores the trifecta of policy solutions America has ready to deploy to support clean energy and bolster our national security. In an op-ed featured in Cipher, Abramson writes “National security,…
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Blog | Federal Investment

March 8, 2022

The 2022 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook: Four Takeaways for Small Businesses

Last week, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy released their 10th annual “Sustainable Energy in America Factbook.” CEBN dug into the data in the Factbook and pulled out the following four trends affecting small businesses. 
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Blog | Just Transition

December 24, 2021

CEBN Looks Back on 2021

Here at the Clean Energy Business Network, we are all about the ‘network.’ Our collective strength as an organization relies on the individual contributions of our members. With each new project you build, each time you sign onto a policy…
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Blog | Federal Investment

April 21, 2021

Capital for Climate: 11 Ways to Ruin an Investor Meeting

Biden campaigned on prioritizing climate change in his Administration, with an ambitious $2T plan to invest in clean energy and setting a target for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. It was no surprise then that the new Administration has taken…
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February 10, 2021

Energy and Climate Actions in Biden’s first Weeks in Office

Biden campaigned on prioritizing climate change in his Administration, with an ambitious $2T plan to invest in clean energy and setting a target for a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035. It was no surprise then that the new Administration has taken…
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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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Blog | Infrastructure

June 19, 2019

Affordable Clean Energy final rule summary

On June 19, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler signed  the final version of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the next step in developing the Trump Administration’s replacement to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. What’s in the final rule? How…
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Blog | Federal Investment

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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Blog | Infrastructure

August 31, 2018

What is the Affordable Clean Energy rule and how does it compare to the Clean Power Plan?

Updated August 31, 2018 │ Andy Barnes, Program Manager, Clean Energy Business Network On August 20, Acting Environmental  Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler signed a notice of proposed rulemaking called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, the next step in…
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May 10, 2022

850+ Cleantech Business Leaders Call for Action on Clean Energy in Reconciliation

In May, CEBN sent a letter to Congress signed by more than 850 clean energy business leaders calling for further action on clean energy in a reconciliation package.
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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

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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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

December 28, 2021

CEBN Advocacy Letter Garners Washington Post Coverage

Washington Post Climate 2021 | December 9, 2021 — CEBN’s letter calling on Congress to enact robust investments in Build Back Better received coverage from the Washington Post. This campaign has attracted coverage of national news outlets and has the…
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

December 22, 2021

Press Release: CEBN and BCSE Applaud the Launch of Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

Washington, DC – CEBN and BCSE applaud the announcement from the Department of Energy establishing the new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, to be led by Kelly Cummins.
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December 21, 2021

Press Release: Build Back Better Act has Vital Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments

Washington, DC – In response to ongoing Congressional negotiations about the Build Back Better Act, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and Clean Energy Business Network released the following comments.
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

November 6, 2021

Press Release: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is an Historic First Step Towards Securing a Resilient Clean Energy Economy

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson and CEBN President Lynn Abramson released the joint-statement below following the House passing a procedural vote to consider the Build Back Better Act and passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The IIJA includes…
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Press Releases | Just Transition

September 29, 2021

Press Release: CEBN Selected as Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Winner

The Small Business Administration has selected the CEBN as a winner for the 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC). The GAFC winners were selected based on their proposals for targeting innovation-focused entrepreneurs from underrepresented and under-resourced communities. As a GAFC…
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CEBN in the News | Federal Investment

September 14, 2021

CEBN Featured in POLITICO Morning Energy

POLITICO Morning Energy | September 14, 2021 — CEBN’s advocacy letter supporting clean energy in the bipartisan infrastructure package and reconciliation bill passed 500 signatures and was featured in POLITICO Morning Energy.
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

August 10, 2021

Press Release: CEBN Applauds Senate for Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, First Step Towards Energy Infrastructure Needs

CEBN President Lynn Abramson praised Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal as a first step to addressing energy infrastructure needs. Abramson urged Congress to build on today’s success and enact policies and investments in additional legislation under consideration that…
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Blog | Federal Investment

August 2, 2021

420 Clean Energy Business Leaders Back Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Energy Investments

The CEBN delivered a letter last week to Senate leadership and the “Gang of 22” urging support for a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes the Energy Infrastructure Act. Over 420 clean energy business leaders and individuals have signed onto to…
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June 28, 2021

Press Release: 368 Clean Energy Business Leaders Back Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Energy Investments

The CEBN delivered a letter this week to Senate leadership and the “Gang of 22” urging support for a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes the Energy Infrastructure Act. Signed by 368 clean energy business leaders and individuals, the letter calls…
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May 20, 2021

Cleantech Innovators Bring their Energy to Congress to Boost RD&D

This spring, 42 clean energy business leaders within the CEBN participated in a flurry of advocacy meetings on clean energy research, development, and demonstration. The group pushed Congress to boost funding for clean energy RD&D programs across the Department of…
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Press Releases | Federal Investment

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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