CEBN Weekly Bulletin- July 9

Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 9, 2020

The CEBN is pleased to announce the third episode of Powering ForwardState of play: A clean energy powered recovery. We are also hiring a new Program Associate! Apply here

This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development releases its FY2021 funding bill, Biden-Sanders task force recommends steps to address climate change, and DOE requests your comments.   


Powering Forward Ep. 3 | State of play: A clean energy powered recovery

Produced in partnership with The Pew Charitable Trusts and National Governors Association, the third installment of the Powering Forward series will examine the state and local response to COVID-19. Panelists will explore how state governments are responding to the pandemic, identify energy resilience solutions critical for communities in the wake of this crisis, and discuss federal infrastructure legislation currently pending in Congress. Register here

Biden-Sanders task force unveils climate change guidance
The Biden and Sanders unity task force was created to develop a compromise progressive platform. Yesterday the Biden campaign revealed the product of this effort. Recommendations on climate change include targeting net-zero economy-wide emissions by 2050 and a carbon-free power sector by 2035 through technology-neutral standards for clean energy and energy efficiency. The plan calls for transitioning the U.S. fleet of 500,000 school buses to zero-emission vehicles within five years and partnering with states and local governments to install 500,000 charging stations.

CEBN is seeking a new Program Associate!
Our staff member, Aleah Jaeger, is off to the London School of Economics for a masters in environmental policy and regulation. Are you an early career professional (or career changer) seeking meaningful work helping clean energy businesses thrive? Apply here.


House Committee approves FY21 energy and water funding

The bill includes $49.6B in Energy and Water Development programs, a $1.26B (3%) increase from FY2020. It also provides an additional $23.5B in emergency funding for DOE to modernize energy infrastructure and grow the clean energy economy. View a summary here.  

DOE seeks information about clean energy practices
Per the President’s May 1st Executive Order, DOE is requesting information about current energy industry practices to identify supply chain vulnerabilities for BPS components. The deadline to submit a comment is August 7, 2020.  


The Clean Fight NY: Clean Buildings, deadline is July 19
The new clean energy accelerator for growth-stage companies in New York is accepting applications from companies offering high-impact solutions to decarbonize NY buildings.  


IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit today, July 9
Dan Brouillette, Secretary of DOE will attend the summit, along with ministers from countries that account for the majority of global GDP. Discussion will focus on plans to support projects that cut emissions and generate millions of jobs. Live stream the event here.

Other Events and Activities


CA: Study finds both EVs and clean energy grids critical

HI: Hawaiian Electric to invest $4B in 29 renewables projects
Daily Energy Insider

ME: State continues expansion of EV charging despite pandemic
Energy News Network

NY: SUNY Fredonia begins construction of solar battery project
Distributed Energy

OR: Portland utility launches pilot storage program
Daily Energy Insider

VA: Governor launches “Clean Energy Virginia” initiative