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    When most people think of propane, they might imagine the tanks that they attach to their outdoor grills. But grills only make up 3.36 percent of propane use; home heating and commercial, agricultural and industrial applications all create bigger demand than summer cookouts. Over 10 percent of American propane use is in......
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    It is the start of a new year, a new decade. Here are five questions that the Council is thinking about for 2020.   1) Will the 2020 Election Impede or Advance the Progress of Clean Energy? The upcoming Presidential election in November will no doubt have an impact on policy action in Washington this year. Political......
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    BCSE staff look back on the year and dig into five clean energy “wins” and trends from 2019.   1) Congress signals continued commitment to clean energy through expanded fiscal and tax investments. The budget for fiscal year 2020 saw increased funding for clean energy programs at Department of Energy, the Environmental......
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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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