Business Council for Sustainable Energy

Business Council for Sustainable Energy The Business Council for Sustainable Energy: A coalition of the renewable energy, energy efficiency, & natural gas industries. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) is a coalition of companies and trade associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors; it also includes independent electric power producers, investor-owned utilities, public power, commercial end-users and project developers and service providers for environmental markets.
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In 2012 the Council celebrated its 20th anniversary and marked two decades of advocating for policies at the state, national and international levels that increase the use of commercially-available clean energy technologies, products and services. Industry leaders from the energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas sectors came together in 1992 to form a coalition dedicated to creating a more secure and sustainable energy future. That vision continues today as the Council’s industries work together to meet U.S. energy needs and revitalize the American economy. Each year BCSE releases the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook with Bloomberg New Energy Finance that provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries that are contributing to the country’s move towards cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage (http://www.bcse.org/sustainableenergyfactbook.html).

Mission: The Business Council for Sustainable Energy advocates energy and environmental policies that promote markets for clean, efficient and sustainable energy products and services. Our Vision The Council strives to be the premier organization promoting clean energy technologies, energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas to achieve the goals of sustainable development, including a cleaner environment, a prosperous economy and greater energy security. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy aims to: Promote strategies that accelerate the deployment of energy efficiency, renewable energy resources and natural gas Implement cost-effective programs and policies that recognize the environmental attributes of energy sources Advocate policies that increase the efficiency of the U.s. economy and improve energy security Encourage market-basedinitiatives for energy and environmental policies

To close out 2020, a heartfelt reprise of our holiday wishes. On this #NYE we join you in a virtual toast to #cleanenerg...
12/31/2020

To close out 2020, a heartfelt reprise of our holiday wishes. On this #NYE we join you in a virtual toast to #cleanenergy! Health and happiness to all.

Which #CleanEnergy and #ClimateChange policies do the #EnergyEfficiency, #NaturalGas and #RenewableEnergy industries sup...
12/28/2020
BCSE Releases Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy - BCSE

Which #CleanEnergy and #ClimateChange policies do the #EnergyEfficiency, #NaturalGas and #RenewableEnergy industries support together, and why?

BCSE released a new document with policy principles and recommendations, answering this question. https://bcse.org/bcse-releases-recommendations-for-energy-and-climate-change-policy/

Today, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) released its Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy, which will inform our advocacy and the consideration of policy and legislative proposals in the next Congress and administration as well as at the international, state and loc...

Calling all #SustainableEnergy YOUTH leaders! @SEforALLorg to host global, virtual summit in February 2021. Be part of t...
12/24/2020
SEforALL announces three-day virtual summit to catalyse youth action on sustainable energy transition

Calling all #SustainableEnergy YOUTH leaders! @SEforALLorg to host global, virtual summit in February 2021. Be part of the solution to bring "affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern #energy for all." #YouthLeadSDG7

https://www.seforall.org/news/seforall-announces-three-day-virtual-summit-to-catalyse-youth-action-on-sustainable-energy

SEforALL announces three-day virtual summit to catalyse youth action on sustainable energy transition News 10 Dec 2020 Share this page The world now has the largest generation of young people in history and we need them in the driver’s seat if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...

What executive action could the Biden-Harris administration take to support #CleanEnergy and #ClimateAction in its first...
12/23/2020
First 100 Days: Immediate Executive Actions to Deploy Greater Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Solutions - BCSE

What executive action could the Biden-Harris administration take to support #CleanEnergy and #ClimateAction in its first 100 days?

BCSE has identified many opportunities! https://bcse.org/first-100-days-immediate-executive-actions-to-deploy-greater-energy-efficiency-and-clean-energy-solutions/

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson describes these suggested actions as “immediately impactful steps” that the incoming Biden-Harris administration that can take “towards the restoration of a vibrant clean energy economy in the United States.”

After the election, the #PoweringForward event series brought #CleanEnergy experts from both sides of the aisle together...
12/22/2020
What Could the 2020 Election Results Mean for Clean Energy? - BCSE

After the election, the #PoweringForward event series brought #CleanEnergy experts from both sides of the aisle together to discuss how the results could impact #energy policy.

Read BCSE's summary of the event, and watch the recording: https://bcse.org/what-could-the-2020-election-results-mean-for-clean-energy/

The BCSE and CEBN, in partnership with CRES Forum, invited four policy experts to discuss the 2020 election results and impacts for the clean energy economy.

5 years later, what have we learned about international #ClimateChange diplomacy from the #ParisAgreement?What do we do ...
12/21/2020
Celebrate & Accelerate: Happy Anniversary to the Paris Agreement - BCSE

5 years later, what have we learned about international #ClimateChange diplomacy from the #ParisAgreement?

What do we do next?

Read BCSE's reflection on the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement: https://bcse.org/paris-agreement-anniversary/

The BCSE joins the global celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agremeent, an important driver of climate action and deployment of clean energy. It echoes the call for countries to go further, faster, and incorporate climate change into economic recovery measures.

Happy holidays from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Clean Energy Business Network!Together, let's ma...
12/18/2020

Happy holidays from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Clean Energy Business Network!

Together, let's make 2021 a banner year for #CleanEnergy!

The Biden-Harris administration could take many executive actions to support #CleanEnergy and #ClimateAction in its firs...
12/18/2020
First 100 Days: Immediate Executive Actions to Deploy Greater Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Solutions - BCSE

The Biden-Harris administration could take many executive actions to support #CleanEnergy and #ClimateAction in its first 100 days.

BCSE has identified those opportunities: https://bcse.org/first-100-days-immediate-executive-actions-to-deploy-greater-energy-efficiency-and-clean-energy-solutions/

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson describes these suggested actions as “immediately impactful steps” that the incoming Biden-Harris administration that can take “towards the restoration of a vibrant clean energy economy in the United States.”

What can the 46th President of the United States in his first 100 days for #CleanEnergy and #ClimateChange?BCSE released...
12/15/2020
Executive Actions to Increase Efficiencyand Clean Energy Deployment

What can the 46th President of the United States in his first 100 days for #CleanEnergy and #ClimateChange?

BCSE released its recommendations for executive actions to advance clean energy and #EnergyEfficiency today. Read the press release here: https://bcse.org/ecommendations-for-incoming-biden-harris-administration/

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson said:

“The Biden-Harris administration will have many executive branch tools, from budget requests to international diplomacy to federal procurement, to create clean energy jobs and advance America’s progress on climate change mitigation and resilience. The BCSE recommendations offer impactful actions that will serve to restore a vibrant clean energy economy in the United States."

“The Biden-Harris administration will have many executive branch tools, from budget requests to internationaldiplomacy to federal procurement, to create clean energy jobs and advance America’s progress on climatechange mitigation and resilience. The BCSE recommendations offer impactful actions t...

This new report on #ElectricVehicles shows the strong economic impacts of a growing industry in Texas!
12/15/2020

This new report on #ElectricVehicles shows the strong economic impacts of a growing industry in Texas!

#EV Report: A growing Texas #electricvehicle supply chain is ripe for economic gains, #jobs across the Lone Star state, w/5,000+ companies + 400K workers positioned to benefit. Details, report link and observations from officials at Shell, Greenlots, Orange EV, and Oncor Electric Delivery, including impact of new Tesla operations here: https://hubs.ly/H0CDf1Z0

Today is the 5th anniversary of the #ParisAgreement. Read BCSE's blog post on the importance of international climate di...
12/12/2020
Celebrate & Accelerate: Happy Anniversary to the Paris Agreement - BCSE

Today is the 5th anniversary of the #ParisAgreement. Read BCSE's blog post on the importance of international climate diplomacy: https://bcse.org/paris-agreement-anniversary

“As world leaders design policy measures to stimulate their economies the BCSE calls for #ClimateAction, #sustainability and #equity to be kept front and center.”

- Lisa Jacobson, BCSE President

#COP26Ambition #cleanenergy #TogetherForOurPlanet

The BCSE joins the global celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agremeent, an important driver of climate action and deployment of clean energy. It echoes the call for countries to go further, faster, and incorporate climate change into economic recovery measures.

BCSE looks forward to the launch of an important new advocacy group for #CleanEnergy in 2021: the American Clean Power A...
12/10/2020

BCSE looks forward to the launch of an important new advocacy group for #CleanEnergy in 2021: the American Clean Power Association.

Today, they announced Heather Zichal as their CEO. Her leadership in this position will be a great asset to the effort to advance clean energy.

https://cleanpower.org/heather-zichal-named-ceo

40 states still suffer from double digit unemployment in #CleanEnergy.This means that families have lost their income, a...
12/09/2020
446K Clean Energy Workers Still Unemployed as COVID Cases, Shutdowns Surge

40 states still suffer from double digit unemployment in #CleanEnergy.

This means that families have lost their income, and it means that communities are falling behind on #EnergyEfficiency and efforts to mitigate #ClimateChange.

BCSE urges policy support to bring these jobs back.

https://e2.org/reports/clean-jobs-covid-economic-crisis-november-2020/

It would take 36 months for the sector to reach pre-COVID employment levels at current growth rate since June.

Great to hear from Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Kate Chisholm, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ca...
12/08/2020

Great to hear from Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, Kate Chisholm, Chief Sustainability Officer, Capital Power, James Rajotte, Alberta’s Senior Representative to the U.S., moderated by Katie Sullivan, from the International Emissions Trading Association.

These leaders and experts spoke today about Canada's #carbon reduction goals at the roundtable "Policy Levers in Carbon Reduction," hosted by the Canadian Embassy, IETA, Capital Power, BCSE and XPRIZE.

Minister O'Regan emphasized the interconnections between the U.S. and Canadian energy economies, and Canada's commitment to #NetZero2050. Quoting Wayne Gretzky, he said "you have got to skate where the puck is going."

Starting tomorrow: #gridCONNEXT convenes world-class experts to explore diverse perspectives and uncover market innovati...
12/07/2020

Starting tomorrow: #gridCONNEXT convenes world-class experts to explore diverse perspectives and uncover market innovations poised to redraw the electric utility landscape.

Lisa Jacobson, BCSE President, will speak about potential federal #CleanEnergy policy for #EconomicRecovery in the 117th Congress.

Secure your spot at by registering now. http://bit.ly/gconnextreg

Today's Axios Generate newsletter highlighted Wood Mackenzie data on Q3 #EnergyStorage deployment: https://www.axios.com...
12/03/2020
What pandemic? Energy storage goes gangbusters

Today's Axios Generate newsletter highlighted Wood Mackenzie data on Q3 #EnergyStorage deployment: https://www.axios.com/pandemic-energy-storage-increase-be0f3125-8899-4966-9e55-75ed8af04e19.html

“These eye-catching deployment totals represent only the beginning of a long-anticipated scale up for the U.S. storage market,” said Dan Finn-Foley, Wood Mackenzie’s lead storage expert.

The 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook will have more energy storage data - look out for the release in February!

Energy storage increased 240% compared to last quarter.

Do you want to speak the language of #RenewableEnergy? Enel Green Power has built a useful glossary of industry terms!Ac...
12/01/2020
Energy words

Do you want to speak the language of #RenewableEnergy?

Enel Green Power has built a useful glossary of industry terms!

Ace your next #energy vocab quiz!

https://www.enelgreenpower.com/learning-hub/glossary

The new world of energy requires a language that’s accessible to everyone. Come and discover our glossary, which contains all the terms you need to know, including the most technical ones.

#Hydropower has important roles to play in a low-carbon energy system. Join National Hydropower Association for this vir...
11/30/2020
National Hydropower Association

#Hydropower has important roles to play in a low-carbon energy system.

Join National Hydropower Association for this virtual event on December 7 to learn more. Registration is open: https://conta.cc/36mPMDn

Join us for our upcoming Path to Clean Energy Virtual Event: “The Role of Hydropower in a Rapidly Decarbonizing Grid” on December 7th at 2:00 pm ET. The event will feature panelists: Bob Irvin, President, American Rivers; Dan Reicher, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Steve Clemmer, Director of Energy Research & Analysis, Union of Concerned Scientists; and Malcolm Woolf, President & CEO, NHA.
Register here: https://conta.cc/36mPMDn

Last month, the hydropower industry and river community signed a historic Joint Statement of Collaboration to discuss ways to maximize hydropower’s climate benefits, while also mitigating the environmental impact of dams and supporting environmental restoration.

With the inauguration just a few months away, panelists will explore the increased role that hydropower can play in decarbonizing the grid, and how it can be accomplished in a way that bolsters the health and vitality of our nation’s rivers.

#Hydropower #CleanEnergy #ClimateChange #RenewableEnergy

The results of the #2020Election are in, for almost every race across the country.BCSE brought together Democrat and Rep...
11/18/2020
What Could the 2020 Election Results Mean for Clean Energy? - BCSE

The results of the #2020Election are in, for almost every race across the country.

BCSE brought together Democrat and Republican policy experts to discuss what the next year could hold for federal #CleanEnergy and #ClimateAction.

Read about what the Clean Energy for Biden co-chairs expect, as well as conservative readouts from Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions and C3 Solutions.

https://bcse.org/what-could-the-2020-election-results-mean-for-clean-energy/

The BCSE and CEBN, in partnership with CRES Forum, invited four policy experts to discuss the 2020 election results and impacts for the clean energy economy.

Tired of #Election2020 maps? Try this #CleanEnergy version from the Clean Energy Business Network! The colors of the sta...
11/10/2020
How does your state stack up on clean energy?

Tired of #Election2020 maps? Try this #CleanEnergy version from the Clean Energy Business Network!

The colors of the states correspond to the emissions intensity of the states #electricity. Click on any state to download a factsheet of #energy statistics.

https://www.cebn.org/clean-energy-50-state-rankings/#

These clean energy 50 state rankings cover clean energy deployment, jobs, CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, and impacts of federal energy R&D investments.

11/06/2020
BCSE Recommendations for Energy and Climate Policy

Before #ElectionDay, BCSE released its Recommendations for #Energy and #ClimateChange Policy.

Our #CleanEnergy coalition's goal is to scale up the development and deployment of technologies which reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions and improve our energy system — increasing reliability and resilience, and lowering risks and costs for customers and communities.

These goals are ever more important as policymakers consider the right suite of policies to rebuild and boost the economy and create jobs in response to COVID-19.

More here: https://bcse.org/policy-recommendations-energy-climate-change/

Election results are solidifying - what does this mean for the #CleanEnergy economy?Join BCSE, Clean Energy Business Net...
11/06/2020

Election results are solidifying - what does this mean for the #CleanEnergy economy?

Join BCSE, Clean Energy Business Network and CRES Forum on Thursday, November 12 at 2 pm ET for a discussion among business and policy experts.

Registration is free and open to all: https://bit.ly/PwrFwd_ElectionResults

#PressRelease: BCSE Statement on the U.S. Official Withdrawal from Paris AgreementBCSE will continue to participate in t...
11/04/2020
BCSE Statement on the U.S. Official Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

#PressRelease: BCSE Statement on the U.S. Official Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

BCSE will continue to participate in the UN Climate Change meetings and negotiations and will work to help implement the goals in the #ParisAgreement.

Read more: https://bcse.org/bcse-statement-on-the-u-s-official-withdrawal-from-paris-agreement/

“The BCSE’s long-standing position is that a multilateral approach to the global challenge of climate change is the most equitable, efficient and effective way forward,” said Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy.

BCSE, Clean Energy Business Network and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions are collaborating to host a post-elect...
11/02/2020

BCSE, Clean Energy Business Network and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions are collaborating to host a post-election debrief as part of the #PoweringForward series.

The event is Thursday, November 12 from 2-3:15 pm ET.

Register free today: https://secure.everyaction.com/KbPv9ZXQ3kC-ZU_jQsPYEw2

And, of course, don't miss your opportunity to vote!

The Clean Energy Business Network has a data sheet for every state, looking at #CleanEnergy statistics like jobs, emissi...
10/29/2020

The Clean Energy Business Network has a data sheet for every state, looking at #CleanEnergy statistics like jobs, emissions, and research funding.

Download your state's data and explore the impact of clean energy on your local economy.

#CleanEnergyInfographics is featuring #Montana for their high ranking in renewable #electricity generation.

Learn more about how YOUR state stacks up on #cleanenergy

https://www.cebn.org/clean-energy-50-state-rankings/

What are the consumer, jobs and environmental benefits of building out the electric grid in the eastern United States?Jo...
10/28/2020
Transmission Time: Consumer, Employment, and Environmental Benefits of Electricity Transmission Expansion in the Eastern U.S. - Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

What are the consumer, jobs and environmental benefits of building out the electric grid in the eastern United States?

Join this webinar by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid at 3 pm ET today to hear answers to this multifaceted question from experts on labor, transmission, and energy policy.

Nina Plaushin of ITC Holdings Corp. will share the company's #CleanEnergy business perspective.

https://cleanenergygrid.org/transmission-time-consumer-employment-environmental-benefits-electricity-transmission-expansion-eastern-u-s/

Washington D.C. — On October 28, 2020 at 3:00pm EST, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG) will introduce their latest study, “Consumer, Employment, and Environmental Benefits of Electricity Transmission Expansion in the Eastern U.S.” The study finds that expanding and modernizing our power...

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson and Chairman Emily Duncan write about today's release of Recommendations for Energy and Cli...
10/27/2020
BCSE Releases Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy

BCSE President Lisa Jacobson and Chairman Emily Duncan write about today's release of Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy, and how today's challenges drive opportunity and urgency for effective #energy and #ClimateChange policy.

https://bcse.org/bcse-releases-recommendations-for-energy-and-climate-change-policy/

This is a pivotal moment for the American economy, and for the clean energy sectors represented by the BCSE.

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