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    Goals should be lofty. They should inspire us to achieve the things that are just beyond our reach. Decarbonizing our national electricity grid is a worthy aspiration, and getting there is attainable. But, while solar, wind and battery storage may grab the headlines, a simple truth is often overlooked – we can’t......
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    The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Because electric vehicles on average produce less than half of the carbon emissions of a conventional vehicle over their lifetime, they are crucial in reducing carbon emissions. A transition to more EVs on U.S. roads is......
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    In late August, Johnson Controls joined agencies of the federal government and other sustainable energy industry partners in Denver, CO for Energy Exchange 2019, the Department of Energy’s premier event attracting over 2,600 attendees.  The event offered over 100 training sessions on energy topics including federal and......
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    Stationary fuel cell systems are uniquely addressing the vital need for resilience and supporting policy across the United States that includes microgrids, existing and new legislation in California to mitigate and manage wildfires, and expanding policy in the Northeast for clean, resilient energy that can be sited in......
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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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