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.
Market-based mechanisms & policies
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, stimulating economic growth, and creating jobs
Strengthening infrastructure and resilience and creating sustainable communities
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.
Related Policy Actions
- BCSE and CEBN Letter to Committee on Agriculture on Including Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Provisions in the 2023-2024 Farm Bill (House: September 18, 2023) (Senate: September 18, 2023)
- Comments in Response to the Preliminary Determination to Adopt Updated Energy Efficiency Standards for HUD and USDA Financed Housing (July 28, 2023)
- BCSE and CEBN Letter to Congressional Leadership on Protecting IRA and IIJA Investments in Debt Ceiling Negotiations (May 12, 2023)
- Letter to Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration on FY2024 Appropriations (House: April 18, 2023) (Senate: April 20, 2023)
- Letter to Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on FY2024 Appropriations (House: April 18, 2023) (Senate: April 20, 2023)
- Letter to Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on FY2024 Appropriations (House: April 18, 2023) (Senate: April 20, 2023)
- Letter to Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs on FY2024 Appropriations (House: April 12, 2023) (Senate: April 12, 2023)
- BCSE Comments on the Clean Energy for New Federal Buildings and Major Renovations of Federal Buildings (February 20, 2023)
- BCSE Responds to Request for Information on Defense Production Act Authority to Accelerate Manufacturing and Deployment of Energy Technologies (November 30, 2022)
BCSE Energy Resources
Market Trends & Factbook
The 2023 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.