A Sustainable Approach

Energy 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.

Advancing the energy transition through energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy industries

BCSE works with policymakers to ensure that policies, regulations, and public programs create durable markets and drive demand for a broad portfolio of sustainable energy technologies, products, and services. This work highlights how the energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy sectors work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and make the United States more globally competitive.

Energy Efficiency

Market-based mechanisms & policies

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, stimulating economic growth, and creating jobs

Workforce People


Strengthening infrastructure and resilience and creating sustainable communities

Micro Grid

Inclusive approach to technology solutions

Providing a level playing field for deployment

Key tenets of BCSE advocacy on energy policy include:

  • Long-term policy certainty that parallels business cycles of investment and deployment
  • Inclusive approach to technology solutions that provide a level playing field for deployment
  • Use of market-based mechanisms or policies
  • Consistent federal appropriations that support the research and development of the clean energy portfolio
  • Embrace public-private partnership to advance the energy transition, strengthen infrastructure and resilience, and create sustainable communities

BCSE works with national leaders, including members of Congress and the executive branch officials, to share the benefits of policy mechanisms that expand markets for existing clean energy and energy efficiency technologies. This includes educational outreach and providing input into the formulation, evaluation, and implementation of energy, tax, appropriations, and other types of legislation.

At the state level, BCSE works with partners including the National Association of State Energy Officials and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on related energy, infrastructure, and climate programs.

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BCSE Energy Resources

2023 Energy Efficiency Impact Report

2024 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

2024 Minnesota Factsheet

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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