February 29, 2012
May 16, 2012
- E2's first ever state-wide event
- E2 members meet with Governor, Attorney General and Senate President
- E2 and Massachusetts Governor tour E2 Director's Net Energy Home
- Water supply and quantity can be improved through green infrastructure
- Get to Know E2 San Diego Chapter Director Carl Nettleton
- March 15 event: Mission Critical Clean Energy and the U.S. Military
-Update on E2's Linked-In Group
Each location prioritized the issues differently, but the general consensus was for E2 to work on all four issues this year. In addition to the issues discussed at the Advocacy Roundtable, water issues continue to be a priority for California, and we will follow relevant policy items closely.
Modernizing California’s flame retardant standard
Formally introduced on Friday, February 24, Assembly Bill 2197 (Mitchell) will modernize Technical Bulletin 117 or TB...read more >
With Massachusetts’ landmark energy bill, the Green Communities Act (GCA), under attack by powerful opponents, E2 has been working to defend the law and also make important improvements. During the past months, E2 joined with a broad coalition of over 20 different groups and businesses -- including the New England Clean Energy Council, CERES, Conservation Law Foundation, Health Care Without Harm, the Progressive Business Leaders Network and many others to work together to preserve the best features of the GCA, while recommending a few improvements to ensure that the Act reaches its full potential.
Governor Patrick Reiterates Clean Energy Commitment
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard Sullivan, State Representatives Ruth Balser and Kay Kahn, State Senator Marc Pacheco and Newton Mayor Setti Warren were among the many interested guests at the popular event.
Dave Miller, managing director of Clean Energy Venture Group, explained that he and Karen built this home in Newton, Massachusetts in a way...read more >
Green infrastructure is an approach to stormwater management that captures rainwater for infiltration into the ground or for onsite use. Whereas traditional solutions involve cement and pipe systems that convey rainwater from where it falls, green infrastructure manages...read more >
Throughout his career, Carl Nettleton has used joint fact-finding and visualization tools to resolve issues - his management consulting firm, Nettleton Strategies, is based on this process. Since joining E2 in December 2010, he has brought this expertise to E2 and is currently helping to build the San Diego chapter by listening, fact-finding and facilitating discussions with chapter members and local experts.
As a delegate on the 2011 Washington, D.C. advocacy trip, Carl used his expertise to learn how individual elected offices viewed E2 issues while helping to highlight the need for using intelligent maps to create sustainably managed oceans that will benefit the...read more >
E2 has partnered with Climate Solutions to put together an EcoSalon on March 15, centered on the relationship between clean energy and the US military. Speakers will include Congressman Adam Smith: Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, Ray Smalling: Utility and Energy Manager of Naval Station Everett, and James Marvin: Navy SEAL (ret) and Founder of Federal Green Solutions, who will all discuss the military’s transition to clean energy, the...read more >
We are now up to 147 members on our LinkedIn group! We encourage you to join if you haven't already (members only.)
Moving forward, we would like to see members utilizing our LinkedIn for more discussion. This forum is a great resource to get in touch with fellow E2 members.
See below for some interesting statistics on our group.
Join our LinkedIn group (members only) and follow us on Twitter (open to all).
NRDC is also excited to announce that we have secured a fantastic new venue for NRDC's 2012 Growing Green Awards. The festivities will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda. In an effort to highlight sustainable farming and food as it relates to the theme...read more >