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  • E2@15 San Francisco: Celebration of our past; Changes for our future

    By Bob Keefe

    Des Moines. New York. St. Louis. Boston. Denver. Chicago. Brandon, S.D. For the first time in our 15 year history, E2 members, staff and advocates from those places and everywhere in between came together for one special evening, in the place where we got our start: San Francisco. Attendees at the Oct. 8 E2@15 Anniversary in San Francisco celebrated our 15 years of successes working for the economy and the environment. They also heard first-hand... More »

  • E2 Members Head to DC to Support Clean Energy

    By Grant Carlisle

    With impending votes to raise the debt limit, set transportation funding, an update to the toxic chemicals control law, consideration of the enormous TPP trade deal and many other pressing items, the next few months will be very busy ones in Washington. All of this does not even include the upcoming House leadership elections, which will determine a new Speaker in that chamber and possibly affect votes on various E2 priorities. On those priorities, leadership... More »

  • E2 Launches Clean Power NY Campaign at E2@15 Celebration

    By Ying Li

    E2@15 New York: Google’s Chief Sustainability Officer and a New Campaign for Clean Energy More than 70 E2 members and local business leaders enjoyed a presentation from Google’s Lead for Sustainability Kate Brandt (pictured far right). Kate served in multiple energy leadership roles in Washington, DC, including as Special Advisor for Energy to the Secretary of the Navy, and most recently as the White House’s Chief Sustainability Officer, where she guided the federal government's climate change... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • E2 Mid-Atlantic Chapter Update

    By Alice Tong

    In August, we launched the inaugural edition of the Eastern States newsletter. You can read about how E2 has successfully been raising business voices like yours in our two top-tier targeted states of Virginia and Pennsylvania.   In July, E2 held a roundtable titled “The Next Deployment: Clean Energy” which focused on the growing job opportunities in clean energy for veterans. A great recap of the event can be found here.    One of the... More »

  • E2 New England Update: Carbon Fee and Solar Energy on the Agenda

    By Berl Hartman

    Could a price on carbon emissions be a climate game changer? Virtually all economists from both sides of the aisle agree that a carbon fee is the most economically efficient way to cut CO2 emissions and is the policy most likely to win bi-partisan support.   On September 25, nearly 100 Massachusetts business leaders gathered to hear Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Massachusetts State Senator Mike Barrett, and Tufts Professor Gilbert Metcalfe discuss the economic,... More »

  • E2 Midwest Chapter Update

    By Gail Parson

    From the shores of Michigan to the Iowa state fair, E2’s Midwest chapter has been reinforcing the economic benefits of the Clean Power Plan since the final rule was announced this August. Midwestern Governors have seen the benefits of clean energy and can’t ignore the opportunities that the Clean Power Plan would create. On September 1st, Michigan Republican Governor Snyder’s administration announced that the state is moving forward to comply with the Clean Power Plan.... More »

  • E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter Update

    By Susan Nedell

    E2 has been working hard to raise business voices in support of The Clean Power Plan nationwide. In the days before the rule, we released a Colorado-specific Press Release, and blog that details the state economic benefits of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Learn more specific details for Colorado in this issue brief from NRDC: Colorado’s Clean Energy Future.   Following the release of E2’s Winds of Change report, guest commentary, “In Colorado, more jobs, less... More »

  • E2 Pacific Northwest: Weather, Wildfire, and What We Can Do

    By Rebecca Deehr

    As our drought and wildfire-filled summer draws to an official close, policy happenings in the beautiful Pacific Northwest are beginning to heat up again. Before more details on that, there’s still news to reflect on from this summer. Even with major fires like the North Star complex still less than half contained, over 600,000 acres have burned in Washington State. This year, Washington also broke its record for largest fire in state history (the Okanogan... More »

  • E2 California Update

    By Mary Solecki

    Climate Legislation, Water Updates and the Clean Power Plan   The California Assembly approved Senate Bill 350 (De León and Leno) with bipartisan support - a milestone that will double statewide energy efficiency and increase our renewable electricity generation to 50 percent in 2030. Due to intense opposition, provisions in the bill to reduce petroleum consumption were removed before the vote. The other major bill we supported, SB 32, will be considered again next year. This bill extends California's... More »