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Ensuring a clean energy future for all.

CEBN supports efforts across federal, state, and local governments to ensure that the clean energy transition⁠—and the benefits and opportunities that come with it⁠—includes historically underrepresented and frontline communities such as communities of color. CEBN is committed to intentionally working to make the clean energy economy more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.

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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 17, 2022

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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October 13, 2022

SBIR Winter 2022 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 now announced topics for the next…
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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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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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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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March 29, 2022

Insight Into Funding Opportunities Supporting Inclusive, Community-Based Climate Solutions

CEBN is highlighting funding for climate solutions that are focused on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as well as community-focused initiatives.
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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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September 30, 2021

Recording – Powering Forward 8: Building a Diverse Clean Energy Economy from the Ground Up

A recent webinar hosted by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Clean Energy Business Network explored strategies to strengthen diversity and inclusivity in the clean energy economy. In addition, the webinar discussed a case study with respect to…
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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 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 19, 2022

Mária Telkes Fellowship

The Mária Telkes Fellowship is a 2-year executive leadership program for up-and-coming/mid-career cleantech professionals from underrepresented communities and demographics.
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April 26, 2022

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Center

The Clean Energy Business Network supports innovators and entrepreneurs from all backgrounds. Explore the resources available to support your efforts or get engaged with justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
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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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October 4, 2022

2022 Mária Telkes Fellowship Cohort

Cleantech Leaders Roundtable (CTLR) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) are thrilled to announce the second cohort of the Mária Telkes Fellowship!
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November 24, 2021

Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize Funding Opportunity

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have created a new, cross-cutting funding opportunity to support community partnerships. The Inclusive Energy Innovation Prize will provide a total of $2.5 million in funding to up to 10 teams to…
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November 16, 2021

Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunities

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 announced topics for the next round…
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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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July 28, 2021

2021 Mária Telkes Fellowship Cohort

Cleantech Leaders Roundtable (CTLR) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) are thrilled to announce the inaugural cohort of the Mária Telkes Fellowship!
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