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    Fifty years after the first Earth Day, we know more about how the private sector and the public sector can work together to be good stewards and responsible citizens of this shared Earth. As we recognize the 50th celebration of Earth Day, it is important to note that the awareness of the impact of human actions on the......
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    The Wind Powers America Annual Report 2019, released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), is a key report that captures and quantifies the clean energy transformation underway in the United States. For readers of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, the findings of AWEA’s annual report provide......
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    Americans in every state are wondering “What the economy will look like after the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided?” As our policymakers concentrate on relief measures and companies look for ways to weather the storm and contribute to solutions, the BCSE coalition has been thinking about how to put America back on the......
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    When most people think of propane, they might imagine the tanks that they attach to their outdoor grills. But grills only make up 3.36 percent of propane use; home heating and commercial, agricultural and industrial applications all create bigger demand than summer cookouts. Over 10 percent of American propane use is in......
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    It is the start of a new year, a new decade. Here are five questions that the Council is thinking about for 2020.   1) Will the 2020 Election Impede or Advance the Progress of Clean Energy? The upcoming Presidential election in November will no doubt have an impact on policy action in Washington this year. Political......
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    BCSE staff look back on the year and dig into five clean energy “wins” and trends from 2019.   1) Congress signals continued commitment to clean energy through expanded fiscal and tax investments. The budget for fiscal year 2020 saw increased funding for clean energy programs at Department of Energy, the Environmental......
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    Goals should be lofty. They should inspire us to achieve the things that are just beyond our reach. Decarbonizing our national electricity grid is a worthy aspiration, and getting there is attainable. But, while solar, wind and battery storage may grab the headlines, a simple truth is often overlooked – we can’t......
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    The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Because electric vehicles on average produce less than half of the carbon emissions of a conventional vehicle over their lifetime, they are crucial in reducing carbon emissions. A transition to more EVs on U.S. roads is......
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    In late August, Johnson Controls joined agencies of the federal government and other sustainable energy industry partners in Denver, CO for Energy Exchange 2019, the Department of Energy’s premier event attracting over 2,600 attendees.  The event offered over 100 training sessions on energy topics including federal and......
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    Stationary fuel cell systems are uniquely addressing the vital need for resilience and supporting policy across the United States that includes microgrids, existing and new legislation in California to mitigate and manage wildfires, and expanding policy in the Northeast for clean, resilient energy that can be sited in......
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