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  • E2 Events: Connecting Members, Thought Leaders, Lawmakers and Friends

    By Bob Keefe

    Earlier this month, government leaders and energy executives from around the world convened in San Francisco for the 7th International Clean Energy Ministerial, the next step in implementing the historic global climate agreement reached in Paris late last year. The first stop for some of them: E2. At an opening reception co-sponsored by E2 and The Climate Registry (pictured above), the U.S. Department of Energy’s undersecretary of science delivered a personal briefing about the international... More »

  • Putting A Face – And A Voice – Behind Clean Energy

    By Bob Keefe

    E2 has been telling the story of how clean energy works with our jobs reports, our www.cleanenergyworksforus.org site and our direct and indirect advocacy with lawmakers at the national and state level for years now. Recently, we deployed an interesting new communications tool - with some great success. If you walked in or around the state capitols in Raleigh, NC or in Harrisburg, PA recently and opened your mobile phone browser, you would have been served up... More »

  • E2 Spring 2016 DC Delegation

    By Nicole Lederer

    Over the course of two days in April, the E2 Spring 2016 DC Delegation converged on Washington, DC and met with 55 legislators and members of the Administration. Nearly half of our meetings on Capitol Hill were with Midwestern legislators, and a third were with Republican offices. The E2 delegation spoke before the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, and met with House and Senate leaders on climate and clean energy policy. We also met with... More »

  • Farewell Christine!

    By Bob Keefe

    Christine Luong, who has been an integral part of E2 for more than eight years, is no longer working with the organization. Christine most recently served as operations director for E2, but as many members know, she has held a wide range of important roles within E2 over the years - including supporting our Northern California chapter, helping with the launch of our new E2.org website, running our federal and Sacramento advocacy trips and managing... More »

  • E2 Federal Advocacy: Limiting GHG Emissions & Promoting Efficiency

    By Grant Carlisle

    In the coming month and a half, E2 will engage in three advocacy areas linked by two common purposes: limiting greenhouse gases and promoting efficiency in energy production and use. E2 Thanks EPA for Strong First Step Curbing Methane from New Sources and Urge Action on Existing Sources On June 21, E2 sent our members an action alert thanking EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for working to finish a new standard that cuts down on methane... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • In the Midwest this Spring: Clean Jobs Fever

    By Gail Parson

    After being part of a successful release of Clean Jobs Midwest in March, E2’s Midwest Chapter has traveled to Washington, DC and state capitals to reinforce the message that the clean energy economy is a substantial contributor to the Midwest economy. With over half a million employed in clean energy in the 12-state Midwest region, there are a lot of great stories to share. For instance, take the amount of young people that clean energy... More »

  • Clean Jobs New York & Launch of New Yorkers for Clean Power Campaign

    By Ying Li

    On May 10, E2 and our partners released Clean Jobs New York. Our partners included the Alliance for Clean Energy New York, NYS Sustainable Business Council and New Yorkers for Clean Power. The study found that more than 85,000 New Yorkers work in the clean energy industry at 5,500 business establishments across all 62 counties in the state. “Tens of thousands of New Yorkers make clean energy a big and growing part of our state’s economy,” said... More »

  • Colorado Advocacy and “Powering Forward” with former Governor Bill Ritter

    By Susan Nedell

    Amidst continuing clashes in the state to curb the energy revolution in Colorado, the Rockies chapter acted in full force to bring their positive voice in support of renewable energy and energy efficiency to the legislature, the EPA, and the Colorado Public Utilities commission (PUC). We also met at an informal gathering with members and friends to be inspired by our speaker, former Governor Bill Ritter (pictured above). We look forward to an upcoming E2... More »

  • E2 California Works to Extend Climate Reduction Package Past 2020

    By Mary Solecki

    E2 California continues to focus on extending the state's climate reduction package beyond 2020. This will set a 40% emission reduction target by 2030, and would support the state's obligations to the federal Clean Power Plan and also the Paris accord. To encourage legislators to vote for a bill currently before the State Assembly, E2 is putting together economic fact sheets that will demonstrate the value of California's climate laws to districts across the state.... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • “Keeping the Lights on with Clean Green Energy” in Boston

    By Nancy Israel

    Can Massachusetts, and the other New England states, fundamentally change our energy system to reduce carbon emissions while supporting our growing economy and keeping our energy costs down?  Three experts gave a resounding “yes” – if we act wisely. The electric sector is the backbone of greening the grid, said Peter Shattuck, Acadia Center’s Clean Energy Initiative Director and Director of the Massachusetts Office. How do we green the grid?  Shift gas vehicles and fossil fuel... More »

  • Massachusetts: Two Victories and Work-in-Progress on Energy Bill

    By Berl Hartman

    MA Supreme Court Rules State Must Step Up Efforts on Global Warming On May 17, in a landmark unanimous decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the State had failed to meet the requirements of the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). The court ruled that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection failed to put regulations in place to establish legally enforceable emissions reductions on sources of pollution that would decline on an annual... More »