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    A Summer Reading List Recommendation: As we settle into the lazy days of summer and are on the cusp of hurricane season, I offer an insightful addition to your summer reading list - Retrofit Magazine’s Special Report: How to Make Buildings More Resilient (July/August 2019 issue).  In the Special Report, the call is made......
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    Our infrastructure and climate change challenges will require a range of federal policy tools to reduce emissions and drive investment in resilient infrastructure.  The good news is that we can address these problems simultaneously and do not need to wait to take action. By enabling the right policy frameworks and tools,......
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    The federal government has an essential role to play to ensure that our nation’s infrastructure is safe, secure and modern.  The Council believes that there is broad bipartisan support to make the necessary upgrades to all the components of American infrastructure, which include transportation systems, water and......
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    Today, May 1, marks the two-year anniversary of the partnership between the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN).  In fact, the CEBN, which is the voice of the small business clean energy economy, was formed ten years ago by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Council is......
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    The recently released Advanced Energy Now 2019 Market Report, produced by Navigant Research for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), reports that total revenue for advanced energy worldwide reached a record $1.6 trillion in 2018, with nearly $238 billion generated in the United States.  To help understand what the size of......
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    People often assume government policies cause economic changes, when it is actually market dynamics. Not recognizing the difference can be costly. A current example is the fevered debate over the switch to cleaner energy in the face of climate change. Opponents of shifting to clean energy fear it will threaten our way of......
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    This week, entrepreneurs from the Clean Energy Business Network — a group of small and midsize business leaders across all 50 states — joined us in Washington, D.C., to showcase their technologies and encourage lawmakers to invest in federal energy programs. These meetings came at an important time. As Congress debates......
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    The heightened discussion on climate change and emerging rollout of solutions from both political parties have one thing in common: They are all stuck in the analog world. Data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009, which is the last time Congress seriously debated climate policy. So far,......
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    Over the past 15 years, the construction industry has made great progress in improving its products and installation practices to create high-performing, 21st century buildings. Whether it’s through greater integrated design practices, roofing technology advancements, certification programs like LEED or science-based......
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    October 23, 2018 | Authors: The following is a viewpoint by Maria Stamas, Western Director of Energy Affordability with the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Andrew McAllister, a Commissioner of the California Energy Commission|  Many of us don't spend much time thinking about how energy efficiency helps ensure our......
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