By: Christa Marshall, E&E News
April 24, 2017
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is joining forces with the Pew Charitable Trusts to provide a "unified voice" on clean energy.
On May 1, more than 3,000 members of Pew's Clean Energy Business Network will merge with the council, which advocates for "clean energy technologies, energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas to achieve the goals of sustainable development."
Pew launched the network eight years ago to educate and engage clean energy business leaders in federal policy. The council includes more than 50 businesses and organizations, with more than 70 percent representing the renewable or efficiency sectors.
"This partnership will give the clean energy industry a stronger, more unified voiced in our nation's capital and throughout the country," said council President Lisa Jacobson.
The council said staff would begin discussions with members of both organizations to determine policy priorities going forward.
Lynn Abramson, manager of the Pew network, is expected to serve formally as the executive director of the CEBN starting next month.