A Sustainable Approach

Climate Advocacy

All Advocacy Areas

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy advocates for energy and environmental policies that promote markets for clean, efficient, and sustainable energy products and services.

Achieving a clean energy economy with net-zero carbon emissions

BCSE calls for continued and increased political action to address climate change, both at home and abroad. Our coalition advocates for deploying existing technology solutions to meet emission reduction goals and enhance resilience against increasing climate impacts.

Biomass Energy

Reduction of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Enacting market-based measures and complementary energy policies, building on what is already in place at the regional, state, and local levels


Development and deployment of clean technologies

Scaling up existing technology solutions to meet emission reduction goals

Electric Grid

An improved energy system

Increasing reliability and resilience, while lowering risks and costs for customers and communities

BCSE’s advocacy efforts on climate change are focused on the key policy, regulatory, and market drivers that are necessary to help deploy clean energy technologies, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and strengthen resilience against the impacts of climate change.

At the federal level, BCSE provides this input to Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other entities.

At the international level, BCSE is an accredited observer organization before the United Nations and participates at the convenings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. BCSE will lead a delegation to COP 29 in Baku, Azerbaijan in late 2024.

BCSE at COP 28

BCSE led a delegation of nearly 40 U.S. businesses and clean energy trade organizations to the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Dubai, U.A.E. in December 2023. Through meetings with the U.S. Congressional delegations, the Administration, and other stakeholders, as well as public side events, BCSE brought private sector solutions to address the global challenge of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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“The Business of Changing the Trajectory to 2030 and Beyond”, COP 27

Related Policy Actions

  • BCSE Letter to Senate Leadership on advancing the PROVE IT Act (February 26, 2024)
  • BCSE Comments in Response to the Proposed National Definition of a Zero Emissions Building (February 5, 2024)
  • BCSE Submission to the Science Based Target Initiative in Response to the Call for Evidence on the Effectiveness of Environmental Attribute Certificates (EACs) (November, 2023)
  • BCSE Comments in Response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Greenhouse Gas Standards and Guidelines for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants (August 8, 2023)
  • BCSE Letter to EPA Adminstrator on eRINs Program (May 10, 2023)
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  • BCSE Submission to Greenhouse Gas Protocol Surveys on Need and Scope for Updates or Additional Guidance (March 14, 2023)
  • BCSE Comments on Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2023–2025 and Other Changes (February 10, 2023)
  • BCSE Congressional Letter on FY23 SFOPS Appropriations (December 8, 2022)
  • BCSE Comments to Securities and Exchange Commission in Response to the Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors Proposal (June 17, 2022)
  • Clean Energy Businesses Call on Congressional Leadership and President Biden to Act Quickly on Clean Energy Tax Measures (May 4, 2022)

BCSE Climate Resources

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2023 Recommendations for Energy and Climate Change Policy

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COP 28 Position Paper

Market Trends & Factbook

The 2024 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook provides up-to-date, accurate market intelligence about the broad range of industries that are contributing to the country’s move toward cleaner energy production and more efficient energy usage.

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