May 2, 2018 | Author: Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
We are pleased to celebrate the one-year anniversary of bringing the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN) on board as an independent initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
This broadening of our clean energy “family” is already exceeding expectations – adding a fantastic staff to the team, strengthening the Council’s federal policy advocacy by including the perspectives of small and medium-sized businesses in our outreach and building a bigger clean energy marketplace around the country.
Working together the BCSE and CEBN bring complementary strengths to the table; and by joining forces, a more unified voice on behalf of clean energy in key policy areas such as investment in federal research, development and deployment, tax policy and electric grid resilience and modernization.
Do you know 5 clean energy business leaders? Companies that you work with in your supply chain, project implementation, or are engaged in your community or local university? Please forward them this article — and urge them to join the Clean Energy Business Network’s growing community!
A Year in Review
In its first year as part of the BCSE, the CEBN has made tremendous progress, and some of these accomplishments are listed below.
- 150 new members added, bringing total membership to 3,150
- Establishment of CEBN Board of Directors
- 2 conferences/fly-ins convened in Washington, DC
- 200 business leaders engaged in communications and meetings with policymakers, with emphasis on federal appropriations, tax policy, and grid infrastructure
- Creation of Faces Behind the Facts, profiling business leaders behind these industry trends, to complement the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook
- Convening Power Circuit conferences around the country – inaugural event held in The Woodlands, Texas on May 1, with subsequent events in coming months in Ohio and Pennsylvania
About the CEBN
The Clean Energy Business Network is growing the clean energy economy—one small business at a time. The CEBN serves as a collective voice before policymakers empowering small- and medium-size clean energy businesses across multiple technologies and geographies, and help these companies navigate funding, networking, and business development opportunities. For more information, visit: www.cebn.org.