Clean Energy Initiative

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Clean Energy Business Network

If your business is working to produce clean energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste and pollution, or conserve water and other natural resources—you are part of the clean energy economy!

Join the more than 3,000 business leaders who know that the United States needs a national energy policy that embraces renewable power and efficiency in order to be competitive in the global clean energy economy. Without a clear, long-term market signal from Congress, investors will go elsewhere, leaving the United States behind.

Businesses like yours are building the infrastructure for a cleaner, more energy efficient and prosperous future for this country.

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Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network, launched in 2009, has more than 3,000 business leaders representing all aspects of the clean energy economy. These member businesses are building the infrastructure necessary for a more prosperous energy future that provides jobs, attracts private investment, and spurs manufacturing. Our network includes businesses from such sectors as solar; wind; geothermal; low-impact hydro; hydrogen fuel cell; wave; tidal; energy efficient power production; manufacturing, construction, and retrofits; advanced biofuels; biogas; biomass; and hybrid, electric, or other clean vehicle technologies.

When you join the Pew Clean Energy Business Network, you will receive:

  • Alerts letting you know how your voice can make a difference.
  • Inside-the-beltway information about federal policies that affect your business.
  • Access to the latest market research and policy analysis.
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking events and forums with other business leaders.
  • Notice of special conferences and events happening near you and on Capitol Hill.

Why do clean energy businesses need to engage in the policy discussion?

The global clean energy economy has grown by roughly $90 billion every three years since 2004 and attracted a total of $263 billion in private investment in 2012. This presents a remarkable economic opportunity for the United States.

In 2011, the United States held a $1.63 billion clean energy trade advantage over China, with particular trade strength derived from America’s leadership in innovative, high-end products and the global presence of U.S. companies.

But uncertainty about the energy policy environment is putting U.S. competitiveness in jeopardy. While other nations have adopted long-term goals that are attracting greater private investment, the United States has no national energy plan, leading investors to look elsewhere for the market certainty they desire.

As a result, we are falling behind.

In 2011, the United States led the global clean energy economy, with a total of $56.8 billion in private investment. In 2012, U.S. private investment in clean energy fell 37 percent, to $35.1 billion—a distant second place behind China’s $65.1 billion.

We consistently hear from business leaders that policy matters. To compete in the global clean energy economy, American businesses need predictable, long-term energy policies that remove barriers to capital and create parity with conventional energy technologies.

Join with us to add your voice to the discussion about the future of America’s clean energy economy.

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Events

National, regional and local networking events, conferences and webinars.

May 4, 2015: ACT Expo—The Largest Clean Fleet Event (Dallas, TX)

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May 5, 2015: NYSERDA—Incorporating CHP in LEED-Certified New Construction (Brooklyn, NY)

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May 6, 2015: Caltech—First Look West (Pasadena, CA)

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May 7, 2015: Internet of Things Conference (Newark, NJ)

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May 7-8, 2015: Solar Power Southeast (Atlanta, GA)

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May 9-11, 2015: MIT Clean Energy Prize Showcase & Awards Weekend (Cambridge, MA)

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May 11-13 & June 22-23, 2015: I-Corps Energy & Transportation (Detroit, MI)

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May 12-14, 2015: Energy Symposium 2015 (Monterey, CA)

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May 13-14, 2015: CERES Conference 2015 (San Francisco, CA)

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May 18-21, 2015: AWEA WindPower 2015 (Orlando, FL)

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May 19-20, 2015: Power Plays: Geothermal Energy in Oil and Gas Fields (Dallas, TX)

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May 20, 2015: Department of Energy, Connected Buildings Interoperability Visions (webinar)

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May 27, 2015: Department of Energy Better Buildings Summit 2015 (Washington DC)

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Sept. 9-10, 2015: Oregon BEST FEST (Portland, Oregon)

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Oct. 5-7, 2015: SXSW Eco (Austin, Texas)

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Opportunities

State and Local Opportunities

Funding, requests for information, and conference speaking solicitations.

VT, Ongoing: Green Mountain Power Offers Grants to Help Nonprofits Install Solar Power

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NY, Ongoing: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority – $250 Million for Renewable Energy through May 2016

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Nationwide Opportunities

Funding, requests for information, and conference speaking solicitations.

May 7, 2015: Department of Energy, Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

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May 29, 2015: General Services Administration, Federal Aggregated Solar Procurement Project

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June 21, 2015: Department of Energy, Technologist-in-Residence Program

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Ongoing: Department of the Navy Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy at East Coast Facilities 

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Ongoing: ARPA-E Funding Available for Disruptive Solar Technologies

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Ongoing: $125 Million ARPA-E Funding Opportunity

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Ongoing: DOE Tools for Small Businesses

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Ongoing: Loan Guarantee: Department of Energy Loan Guarantee – Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Solicitation

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Ongoing: Department of Energy Loan Guarantee – Advanced Fossil Energy Solicitation

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Ongoing: Department of Energy – Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Initiative

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Ongoing: Department of Agriculture Energy Efficiency Loan Program

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Ongoing: JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Five-Year, $30 Million Grant Program for Small Business Incubators

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Media Contact

Michelle Blackston

Officer, Communications

202.540.6627