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Clean Energy Business Network

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If your business is working to produce clean energy, increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut waste and pollution, or conserve water and other natural resources—you are part of the clean energy economy!

Join the more than 3,000 business leaders who know that the United States needs a national energy policy that embraces renewable power and efficiency in order to be competitive in the global clean energy economy. Without a clear, long-term market signal from Congress, investors will go elsewhere, leaving the United States behind.

Businesses like yours are building the infrastructure for a cleaner, more energy efficient and prosperous future for this country.

Join us today. It’s free!

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Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network, launched in 2009, has more than 3,000 business leaders representing all aspects of the clean energy economy. These member businesses are building the infrastructure necessary for a more prosperous energy future that provides jobs, attracts private investment, and spurs manufacturing. Our network includes businesses from such sectors as solar; wind; geothermal; low-impact hydro; hydrogen fuel cell; wave; tidal; energy efficient power production; manufacturing, construction, and retrofits; advanced biofuels; biogas; biomass; and hybrid, electric, or other clean vehicle technologies.

When you join the Pew Clean Energy Business Network, you will receive:

  • Alerts letting you know how your voice can make a difference.
  • Inside-the-beltway information about federal policies that affect your business.
  • Access to the latest market research and policy analysis.
  • Opportunities to attend exclusive networking events and forums with other business leaders.
  • Notice of special conferences and events happening near you and on Capitol Hill.

Interactive Map: Click to See What Business Leaders Have to Say


Why do clean energy businesses need to engage in the policy discussion?

The global clean energy economy has grown by roughly $90 billion every three years since 2004 and attracted a total of $263 billion in private investment in 2012. This presents a remarkable economic opportunity for the United States.

In 2011, the United States held a $1.63 billion clean energy trade advantage over China, with particular trade strength derived from America’s leadership in innovative, high-end products and the global presence of U.S. companies.

But uncertainty about the energy policy environment is putting U.S. competitiveness in jeopardy. While other nations have adopted long-term goals that are attracting greater private investment, the United States has no national energy plan, leading investors to look elsewhere for the market certainty they desire.

As a result, we are falling behind.

In 2011, the United States led the global clean energy economy, with a total of $56.8 billion in private investment. In 2012, U.S. private investment in clean energy fell 37 percent, to $35.1 billion—a distant second place behind China’s $65.1 billion.

We consistently hear from business leaders that policy matters. To compete in the global clean energy economy, American businesses need predictable, long-term energy policies that remove barriers to capital and create parity with conventional energy technologies.

Join with us to add your voice to the discussion about the future of America’s clean energy economy.

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National, regional and local networking events, conferences and webinars.

April 17, 2014: Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative Western Regional Summit (San Francisco)

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April 22, 2014: SPIDERS (smart grid) Tech Demonstration (Fort Carlson, CO)

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May 15: Project Solicitation for More Affordable and Comfortable Buildings (California)

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May 19-22, 2014: SunShot Grand Challenge Summit (Anaheim, CA)

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Nov. 11-13, 2014: Defense Energy Summit and Innovation Showcase (Austin, TX)

Submissions are now being accepted for presentation proposals (due June 27), defense energy solutions (due Aug. 8), and sponsors at the Defense Energy Summit and Innovation Showcase.

Learn more. (TechConnect)

Nov. 12-13, 2014: TransTech Energy Conference (Morgantown, WV)

Learn more. (West Virginia University)


Grants, loans, awards and conference speaking solicitations.

April 22, 2014: Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites, Materials, and Structures

The Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites, Materials, and Structures.

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Ongoing: DOE Tools for Small Businesses

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization provides resources to help small businesses navigate opportunities and processes for contracting with the Department of Energy.

Learn more. (U.S. Department of Energy)

Ongoing: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program to Lower Costs for Consumers, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ongoing: ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcement for Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight

Ongoing: Loan Guarantee: Department of Energy Releases Draft Advanced Fossil Energy Solicitation to Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution


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  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?

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