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-The Social Cost of Carbon in U.S. Climate Policy, in Plain English
-E2 Members Head to DC to Discuss the DOD and Growing the Clean Economy
-Series on Ocean Acidification Comes to a Close in Portland
-Economic Analysis Shows Potential Savings and Job Creation
-E2 Members Mingle and Learn at Clean Energy Home in CO
-Get to Know Your Fellow Pacific Northwest Member
-Network, Learn, and Discuss E2's Issues with Other Members
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Discussing and Measuring Carbon Impacts  
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The following article was written by Dianne Callan, a Director of the New England chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs, who is active in clean energy and environmental advocacy in New England and at the federal level. She also collaborates with the Environmental Law Institute and the New England Clean Energy Council, focusing on clean energy and efficiency. Dianne is a founding member of Green Pro Bono, which helps environmental non-profits and social entrepreneurs define their legal needs and get pro bono legal assistance.

Her earlier professional career includes 30 years of corporate law practice. Recently, Dianne and Ruth Greenspan Bell co-authored More than Meets the Eye: The Social Cost of Carbon in U.S. Climate Policy in Plain English, published by the Environmental Law Institute and the World Resources Institute. The following article is an abridged version of “More than Meets the Eye”.

Presidents since Ronald Reagan have...read more >
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Advocating DOD Partnership  
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  E2 Briefing for House staff. Left to right: Jerry Fiddler, Gordon Davidson, Nicole Lederer, Steve Cowell, Bill Capp and John Castellaw. Click to enlarge image.
On September 14 a delegation of E2 members and military partners traveled to Washington, D.C. to spread the message that the relationship with the Department of Defense (DOD) is win-win: clean energy solutions make our military more effective and save lives, while DOD procurement drives the American clean energy economy.

In support of that mission the group attended a high-level meeting with senior Senators where they discussed the importance of partnering with DOD to save the country money, reduce casualties associated with oil procurement and use, and to advance our investment in US -made clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. In our discussions with DOD, E2 found that while the current engagement level of the military is positive, there is still work to be...read more >
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Pacific Northwest Subjected to Acid Test  
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 From left to right: Alex Wall, Leila Monroe, Chris Dennett, Brian Baird, Judith Albert, Amy Grondin, Trevor Winnie. Click to enlarge.
On September 12, E2 Pacific Northwest presented "The Acid Test", an EcoSalon devoted to ocean acidification: a global, largely invisible threat to ocean ecosystems and the economies that depend on them. Ocean acidification is yet another consequence of anthropogenic carbon dioxide: atmospheric carbon diffuses into ocean waters and drives chemical reactions that negatively impact organisms across the food chain.

The lead speaker was Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA), who during his tenure in the House was Chair of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment and a leading voice for addressing ocean acidification. Representative Baird gave an inspiring presentation, calling this issue an "existential threat" to life on Earth and pointing to acidification as a powerful cause-and-effect argument in favor of carbon control.

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New England Speaks Out on Clean Fuels Standard  
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On September 20, stakeholders gathered in Boston to discuss the results of an economic analysis of a northeast regional Clean Fuels Standard (CFS), similar to the Low Carbon Fuels Standard recently enacted in California. The standard, which is being considered by eleven states from Maine to Maryland, would gradually reduce the carbon intensity of fuels used for transportation in the region by 5% to 15% over the next 10 to 15 years.

The independent economic analysis commissioned by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) showed that a clean fuels standard could have significant economic benefits for the region, including saving the region up to $41 billion in fuel expenditures by reducing gasoline and diesel consumption by as much as 9 billion gallons annually in 2022 and beyond. The findings showed a projected increase in jobs by up to 50,000 over business as usual; growth in gross regional...read more >
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Colorado's Clean Energy  
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  Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter speaks at the member meeting in Boulder, CO.
On September 20, founding E2 members, Jeff and Lisa Bennett, hosted E2 Rocky Mountains' Second Annual Member Celebration at their recently constructed “clean energy” home in Boulder, Colorado. Each year, the chapter hosts an event to recognize the work of its members and introduce new individuals to the E2 community. This year, the event focused on how business leaders, public officials, and environmentalists are working together to establish a strong clean energy economy. The event featured remarks by special guests former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, E2 Executive Director, Judy Albert, and NRDC’s Center for Market Innovation (CMI) Executive Director, Peter Malik. About 40 people attended the event, including Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor, Former Boulder Mayor Jack Murray, and State Director for U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Jennifer Rokala.

Both Governor Ritter and Peter Malik...read more >
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Who Is Scott Elliott?  
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Scott Elliott is the Chief Executive Officer of MountainLogic, a Northwest-based triple bottom line company that helps homeowners reduce their energy use by heating and cooling only rooms that will be occupied. Since zone heating and cooling controls have proven very successful in commercial buildings, MountainLogic has extended this concept to retrofitting homes with a payback of about two years.

Scott was introduced to E2 at the Northwest chapter's inaugural EcoSalon with Senator Maria Cantwell as speaker and soon became a member. Scott has been active in the chapter's advocacy efforts ever since.

"I was drawn to E2 due to its affiliation with NRDC, an effective leader on environmental issues. I often find NRDC's staff engineers and scientists representing the environment at technical and policy meetings. These are those long and unglamorous standards meetings where the real decisions are made. NRDC is often the sole voice...read more >
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Join Us on LinkedIn and Twitter  
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E2 would like to remind you to join our LinkedIn group (members only) and follow us on Twitter (open to all).

The LinkedIn group provides members with the opportunity to connect with other members outside of events, and we hope that our members-only LinkedIn forum will allow you to use each other as a resource and sounding board for ideas that relate to E2’s work.

"By using the E2 LinkedIn group, I was able to connect with another E2 member on the other side of the country who knew a lot about biofuels- the subject of an upcoming event. This member's advice on the topic helped us improve our event and recruit another speaker. A perfect and timely tip! This LinkedIn group is going to increase our effectiveness as an organization." – Chris Dennett, E2 Member and...read more >
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