Our Successes Include:

  • Gaining support for the federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants; driving growth in clean energy
  • Supporting the military’s use of renewable energy and biofuel, stimulating growth in clean energy markets
  • Helping pass the world’s first Clean Car Standards (California AB 1493), spurring innovation in the automobile and fuels industries
  • Helping pass the nation’s first legislation to limit global warming emissions (California’s AB 32 and the No on Prop 23 campaign), driving and innovation in clean energy
  • Helping pass the nation’s first Cap & Trade Program (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – RGGI) that has lowered emissions by 40% since its inception in 2009 and added $1.3 billion in economic activity since 2011.
  • Advancing legislation in the Northeast to improve freshwater and coastal water protection and management, protecting coastal economies
  • Advancing renewable portfolio standards in Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio and other states
  • Helping pass low-carbon fuel legislation in California and elsewhere, spurring growth and innovation in biofuel and electric vehicle industries
  • Helping shape a cooperative effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative), saving business and consumers money
E2 Western States Advocate Andy Wunder (center) helped push California's milestone SB100 bill to passage in Sacramento aided by Program Assistant Michelle Embury (left) and E2's California and Pacific NW Intern Thomas Han (right)
E2's Sacramento delegation successfully advocated with California's legislators during the final days of the state's 2018 legislative session, including raising the state's renewable portfolio standard to 100% and protecting the coastal economy from offshore drilling.
E2 Rocky Mountains Advocate with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the release of E2's Clean Jobs Colorado report in June, 2018.

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Working closely with scientists and policy experts and government affairs experts at our partner NRDC, E2 focuses only on policies that can make a real impact and a real difference in the world. We do so in ways that don’t waste our members’ time or efforts.