Press Releases

April 28, 2017

Offshore Drilling Hinders Transition to Clean Energy Economy, Puts Coastal Communities at Risk

“President Trump wants to pursue risky and costly offshore drilling for dirty energy instead of investing in America’s booming clean energy sector,” E2's Bob Keefe said. “Drilling in these waters is not only counterproductive to clean energy growth, it also contributes to climate change and unnecessarily puts coastal communities and businesses at risk of the next big oil spill."

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April 25, 2017

Report: Greater Adoption of Electric Vehicles Would Lower Colorado Utility Bills

If more Colorado residents drove more electric vehicles (EVs), the cumulative value to the state stemming from avoided fuel and vehicle expenses, reduced utility bills, and reduced pollution would be between $7 billion to $43 billion by 2050, according to a recent analysis.

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April 24, 2017

E2 and Barry Sternlicht’s 1 Hotels Announce New Environmental and Clean Energy Fellowship Program for Young Professionals

Business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and mission-driven hotel brand 1 Hotels are launching a unique program that will award 10 young professionals up to $25,000 each to develop and implement projects designed to advance policies that address pressing environmental, clean energy and sustainability issues nationwide.

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March 28, 2017

Abandoning Clean Power Plan Bad for Economy, Clean Energy Workers

“Rolling back the Clean Power Plan would roll right over 3 million Americans who earn paychecks every day in the clean energy economy,” said E2’s Bob Keefe. “And it’s not just workers who would suffer – it’s American competitiveness, too.”

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March 24, 2017

E2: Keystone XL Decision Makes No Business Sense

“Permitting the Keystone XL pipeline takes America in the wrong direction,” said E2’s executive director Bob Keefe. “It simply makes no business sense to build a pipeline for a Canadian company that will ultimately employ 35 people, while ignoring the 3 million clean energy jobs in the U.S. today. These workers are now left worrying about their future because of the Trump Administration's love of dirty fuels, and disregard for our environment.”

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March 16, 2017

Reckless White House Budget Would Cost Jobs, American Competitiveness

The reckless draft budget unveiled by the White House today would put millions of clean energy jobs at risk.

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March 15, 2017

Trump Administration Shouldn’t Drive Successful Clean Car Standards into a Ditch

“You have to wonder what is motivating the Trump administration to drive such a successful, Made-in-America policy into a ditch,” said E2 executive director Bob Keefe. “It’s simply reckless and irresponsible, and will once again put America in the rearview mirror of foreign automakers that will be glad to dominate the market for the next generation of more efficient vehicles.”

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March 15, 2017

Biz Group: House Republicans Acknowledging Climate Change an Encouraging Sign – But More Action Needed to Keep Clean Energy Jobs Growing

With a growing number of Republican members of Congress realizing that the economic threats and economic opportunities that come with climate change are not political or partisan, E2 calls for more members of Congress to stand up and speak out about the importance of climate protection in their states, and the millions of jobs that come with it

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January 30, 2017

Biz Groups Urge Trump Administration, Congress to Support Strong Clean Energy Policies

National business groups ASBC and E2, with a combined membership network representing over 250,000 businesses and with over $100 billion in venture and private equity capital, today sent a letter to President Donald Trump, the incoming Administration, and the 115th Congress encouraging support for policies that will grow the clean energy economy.

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January 24, 2017

500+ Biz Leaders: Just Say No to Pruitt for EPA Chief

More than 500 business leaders from more than 20 states who represent nearly every sector of our nation’s economy today urged the Senate to vote against confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s next administrator.

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