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  • From The Director’s Chair – Another Banner Year for E2

    By Bob Keefe

    For an idea of what we accomplished together in 2014, consider the numbers: 47: That’s how many letters, petitions and other advocacy actions we produced together this year to push for smart policies at the federal and state levels. This includes E2’s biggest action alert ever, our EPA Clean Power Plan petition and comments that more than 350 of you signed on to in November. 62: That’s how many business roundtables, EcoSalons and other events... More »

  • E2 Washington Forum

    Washington, DC, Nov 18-19, 2014

    On November 18th and 19th, E2 members gathered in Washington DC for the annual Washington Forum. The Forum is one of our signature events, showcasing how E2 membership provides one of the best value propositions for businesspeople who want to make a difference on environmental issues. This year's Forum focused on the President's Climate Action Plan, the Clean Power Plan and federal clean energy policy in light of changing power dynamics in Washington. Through a series of panel... More »

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Massachusetts Energy Infrastructure

    New administration will set the course for decades to come

    Massachusetts is at a pivotal moment in building a long-term secure energy system that is efficient, low-cost, and low-carbon. Experts estimate that New England will need to replace about 6,300 MW of capacity[1] by 2020, an amount equal to about 20% of current capacity. Moreover, electricity rates are skyrocketing because of our over dependence on natural gas. In 2013, Massachusetts used natural gas to generate 63% of its electricity and supply 52% of its heating... More »

  • E2 Welcomes Christopher Walker as New York Chapter Director

    Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    E2 welcomes Christopher Walker, Director, North America of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as a Chapter Director for the New York Chapter of E2. For the last 15 years, Chris has been a thought leader in sustainability strategy and implementation, energy/carbon markets, climate risk and mitigation, cleantech and socially-responsible investing. Chris recently joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development as the Director, North America based in New York City where he works... More »

  • E2 Welcomes Victoria Brinkerhoff

    E2's new Progam Assistant

    E2 welcomes our new Program Assistant, Victoria Brinkerhoff. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Victoria spent a summer with UC Davis studying sustainable urban planning in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. Most recently, she was the Pollution Prevention Campaign Consultant at the Center for Environmental Health. She has experience as an Environmental Health & Public Policy Intern at Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy (CHANGE), an intern at Worksafe, Inc. and an Administrative Assistant at... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • A New Energy Vision for New York State

    New Models, New Markets

    On September 25, as part of New York City Climate Week, E2 members and guests gathered for a business roundtable, “A New Energy Vision for New York State - New Models, New Markets,” with Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York.   Kauffman laid out NYS’s sweeping agenda for modernizing the state’s energy system and transitioning to a low carbon economy. The vision calls for more distributed energy resources, increased customer engagement... More »

  • E2 New England Event Highlights Local Examples with National Impact

    Leaders are changing the world one step at a time

    Most of us try in both our personal and professional lives to do what we can to reduce the impact of climate change but rarely do our actions go beyond the local level.     Back row L to R:  Brian Swett, Geoff Chapin, Gary Cohen; Front: Berl Hartman On September 30th the E2 New England chapter heard from three unusual leaders whose work at the local level is truly having a national or even... More »

  • 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 »