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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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    Amidst the numerous laudatory eulogies and public statements being written about the life and career of Senator John McCain, it is easy to downplay his lasting impact on the climate change issue. Indeed, some dispute this impact, claiming he eventually abandoned support for a “cap and trade” solution to CO2 emissions......
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    The Business Council for Sustainable Energy will be traveling to San Francisco, California to participate in the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit, September 12-14. As a long-time business observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Council is pleased to be a part of the......
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