• Congress lays out anti-environmental blueprint for the year

    By Marc Boom

    After two months of fighting the battles left over from the end of last year, including Keystone XL and immigration policies, Congress finally laid out their blueprint for the rest of the year. Both the House and Senate passed budgets that would cut spending on pretty much all federal programs expect the military.    With over $5 trillion dollars in cuts over the next ten years, the budgets would hit hard the already shrinking budgets... More »

  • E2: Shifting to Cleaner Fuels Good for Oregon’s Economy and Environment

    By Rebecca Deehr

    On March 12th, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program (CFP), a critical step to reducing our dependence on foreign oil and expanding homegrown production of cleaner, less polluting fuels. It will also help spur innovation and investment in Oregon's clean fuel sector.   As the West continues to lead the country on smart policies that are fueling a revolution in our transportation system – creating jobs, driving innovation and transforming... More »

  • Massachusetts: New Administration – Same Old Issues

    By Berl Hartman

    After eight years of Governor Deval Patrick's Democratic administration, Massachusetts’ voters decided to give Republican Charlie Baker a chance at the helm. Energy and climate were not high on his agenda, but this winter’s soaring cost of electricity brought the issue to the forefront, right behind dealing with a record-breaking 9 feet of snow.   E2 proposes a clean energy agenda for the new administration One of Governor Baker’s first appointees was Matt Beaton, Secretary... More »

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  • Our Energy Infrastructure Future, E2 New England

    By Berl Hartman

    Clean energy is alive and well in the U.S. today.  For example, the amount of deployed wind in the US has the equivalent generation capacity of about 60 large nuclear reactors. By 2014, rooftop solar panels cost about 1% of what they did 35 years ago and falling costs have led to a surge in residential, commercial and utility scale deployments. Over half a million solar installations are now online in the U.S. and through... More »

  • California Chapter Update

    By Mary Solecki

    E2 California kept busy during the first quarter, making progress on all three of its main initiatives: extending California's Cap and Trade program, keeping the low carbon fuel standard strong, and its new initiative, innovation in water efficiency. Cap and Trade: along with a broader climate package, the legislature is considering extending the Cap and Trade program through 2050. E2 visited Sacramento on March 19th in support of the climate package, which also includes goals... More »

  • Midwest Roundtable Event Re-cap

    By Gail Parson

    Last summer, Ohio moved to freeze its successful energy efficiency and renewable energy standard despite widespread opposition from a variety of organizations including many national, regional and state businesses.  Because of their action, the state's progress in creating jobs and providing economic stability was halted. Since then a coalition has formed to get those standards back. As part of that effort, a public forum was held in Dayton, OH that kicked off a new pledge... More »

  • E2 Meets New York City’s New Sustainability Chief

    By Ying Li

    In February, E2 New York hosted a breakfast with Nilda Mesa, New York City’s Director of the Office of Sustainability (pictured right), who spoke on the city’s environmental agenda and how E2 members can engage in this work. She brings extensive environmental experience at all levels of government, public and private sectors, including at the White House and the EPA.  Currently, Nilda is coordinating with over 70 city agencies on the update of PlaNYC, the... More »