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BCSE In Action


January 12, 2018

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BCSE Coalition Expands in 2018, Welcomes New Associate Members Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, EPDM Roofing Association and SolGreen® Solutions

Washington, DC – The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), a broad-based energy industry coalition, welcomes EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) and SolGreen® Solutions as new members in 2018.

“The strength of the Council is its diversity of technology solutions and thought leadership, working together to advance deployment of clean energy solutions.  These new members are exciting new additions to our business coalition,” commented BCSE President Lisa Jacobson.  “We will continue our work in 2018 to advocate for policies that grow markets for clean energy, which will include discussions on modernizing the electricity grid, infrastructure, and financing for sustainable and resilient energy sector investment. We think that ERA, CRES and SolGreen® bring important perspectives to the table on these topics.”

“CRES is excited to add a new dimension to the BCSE and to work together to find solutions and opportunities for both ends of the political spectrum to support the continued growth of clean energy in America,” shared Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES). “We especially look forward to working with the BCSE on the 2nd annual National Clean Energy Week, September 24-28, 2018.”

“EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) is pleased to join the BCSE, one of the nation’s leading advocacy groups for comprehensive public policy addressing resilient energy, community and building design,” announced Jared Blum, Executive Director, ERA. “The Council has a long history of working constructively with state and federal governments, and international organizations and other countries, and ERA looks forward to its engagement.”

“As a small but growing business, SolGreen® is energized to join the policy discussion with the BCSE to showcase how our products can provide accessible off-grid clean energy to power the everyday amenities we all depend on in the public spaces we enjoy. We align with the Council in our effort to build modern, safe and resilient communities,” commented Matthew Portis, President and CEO, SolGreen®.

About the BCSE’s New Members

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions was founded to engage Republican policymakers and the public about commonsense, conservative solutions to address our nation’s need for abundant, reliable energy while preserving our environment. Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit advocacy organization. CRES is based in Washington, DC.

EPDM Roofing Association (ERA) represents the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their leading suppliers. Through ERA, the EPDM roofing industry speaks with a focused voice to provide technical and research support, offer dependable roofing solutions and communicate the longstanding attributes, consistency and value of EPDM roofing materials. ERA is headquartered in Washington, DC.

SolGreen® Solutions develops clean energy solutions in the form of commercial products that address the need for accessible clean power in communities. SolGreen’s mission is to revolutionize clean technology and commercial design- making lives easier, communities safer and our planet more sustainable. Their core product, the Evodia Solar Table, is a maintenance-free outdoor charging station and canopied table that provides off-grid clean energy to power everyday amenities like GFE& USB device charging, Wi-Fi access, LED lighting, and software to keep us connected in the public spaces we enjoy. SolGreen is based in Fairfax County, VA and is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE).

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