The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) – a coalition of companies and associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors – joins the Talanoa Dialogue and the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosted by Fiji in Bonn, Germany to show how the progress of clean energy can power country ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase resilience through the transformation of the energy sector.

BCSE Events at COP 23

November 9

Side Event: Mobilizing the Business of Clean & Productive Energy
13:15 – 14:45, Meeting Room 7, Bonn Zone.
Co-hosted with the Alliance to Save Energy, Corn Refiners Association, and U.S. Green Building Council. This event is part of Business & Industry Day. See here for the slide presentations for Panel 1 and Panel 2. Watch the event video.

November 10

Press Conference: BlueGreen Alliance Foundation: U.S. Labor and Environmental Leaders Discuss COP 23, 10:30 – 11:00, Press Conference Room 2, Bula Zone. Watch the event video.

Side Event: Delivering Innovative Business Solutions & Clean Energy15:30—16:45, Indigenous Peoples’ Pavilion, Bonn Zone. Co-hosted by the International Council for Sustainable Energy and the Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition.

November 14

Media Briefing: Business Council for Sustainable Energy – Industry Speaks on Resiliency and Climate Action, 12:30 – 13:00, Press Conference Room 2, Bula Zone. Watch the event video.

November 15

Side Event: U.S. Business Showcase, 12:00 – 18:00, U.S. Climate Action Pavilion, located adjacent to the Bula Zone on the DHL premises. From 16:40– 17:30, the Council will host a segment on “Energy Technologies and Systems Solutions.”

November 6-17

Visit the BCSE and USGBC Exhibit in the Bonn Zone at Booth F.34.01 to learn more about the BCSE’s delegation.

Clean Energy in Action

BCSE Delegation at COP 23

Learn More About Their Climate Commitments and Activities at COP 23

Alliance to Save Energy

The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit, bipartisan alliance of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders advocating for enhanced energy productivity to achieve economic growth, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security, affordability and reliability. Visit to learn about the Alliance’s U.S. domestic advocacy and for the Alliance’s international role as the Secretariat of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity.

American Carbon Registry

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The nonprofit American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International, has two decades of unparalleled experience in ensuring environmental integrity to compliance and voluntary carbon markets. ACR is the leading approved Offset Project Registry for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and is approved to issue ACR offsets for compliance under Washington’s Clean Air Rule.


Corn Refiners Association

The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn wet mill refining industry of the United States.  Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starches, corn oil, feed products, and bioproducts from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.  CRA members operate 27 domestic plants in 11 U.S. states as well as 38 international plants in 22 countries.

Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association


The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) represents the leading companies and organizations that are advancing innovative, clean, safe, and reliable energy technologies.

FCHEA drives support and provides a consistent industry voice to regulators and policymakers.  Our educational efforts promote the environmental and economic benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies.

Ingersoll Rand


Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR) creates comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments that advance the quality of life across the globe. We heat, cool and automate homes and buildings; enhance commercial and industrial productivity; keep transported food and perishables safe and fresh; and deliver fun, efficient and reliable transportation solutions. Together with principled leadership and ethical business practices, our high-engagement culture delivers enduring results that lead to a sustainable world.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our 120,000 employees create intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions, integrated infrastructure and next generation transportation systems that work seamlessly together to deliver on the promise of smart cities and communities. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms. For additional information, please visit or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

Jupiter Oxygen Corporation

Jupiter Oxygen Corporation is a U.S.  based clean energy-technology company, specializing in high flame temperature oxy-combustion technology with cost effective carbon capture. Jupiter Oxygen has pioneered and patented high flame temperature oxy- combustion processes, using oxygen instead of air with a high flame temperature for more efficient heat transfer and carbon capture in thermal fossil fuel power plants and industrial melting furnaces. This allows for more efficient, environmentally compliant operations including virtual elimination of CO2 emissions and all key air pollutants (SOx, NOx, particulate matter, mercury). Jupiter Oxygen is currently pursuing a large scale Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) demonstration project in western China and additional CCUS carbon capture demonstration project initiatives in the U.S. , India and México.

Mars, Inc.

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of experience making diverse products and offering services for people and pets. The global business produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, and many more. Mars also provides veterinary health services. In total, more than 100,000 Mars associates operate in more than 80 countries. Mars believes the company can’t grow and prosper unless the planet, people and communities are healthy and thriving, too. That’s why Mars is investing more than $1 billion in its Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next few years to support a healthy planet, thriving people, and to nourish well being across its full value chain.


MEG LLC is an advisory and consulting service that focuses on energy and environmental issues. Founded in 1989, MEG has provided consulting services to international corporations (including Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, Shell, TEPCO, Amerada Hess, and Maersk Shipping) along with international finance and development institutions (including the World Bank, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNEOSG, the Global Environment Facility, the Energy Foundation, and SwissRe). In the last several years, MEG LLC has focused on climate finance, especially on the challenges of scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Pacific Gas & Electric

PG&E Corporation is an energy-based holding company headquartered in San Francisco and is the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric Company. PG&E Corporation was incorporated in California in 1905 and is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the U.S. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. PG&E works hard to manage greenhouse gas emissions; doing so is integral to our ongoing efforts to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy. Read more about PG&E’s fight against climate change here.

Philips Lighting

It is our mission to unlock the extra-ordinary potential of light to brighten people’s lives and contribute to a better world. Lighting systems from Philips Lighting help people feel comfortable, productive, and safe. They beautify spaces and transform environments. Our lighting systems combine world-class traditional and LED luminaires with analog and digital controls that let you to deliver exactly the right illumination experiences, whenever and wherever you need them.

Resource Mobilization Advisors

Resource Mobilization Advisors (RMA) is an international consulting firm dedicated to facilitating private sector financing of local infrastructure and green energy projects in emerging markets.  RMA advisors, including bond counsel, financial advisors and investment bankers, have represented investors and local governments in hundreds of capital markets transactions valued at over $1 billion in the last three years.  RMA has developed infrastructure financing programs for private sector clients, the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, Asian Development Bank, JICA, and USAID. This experience allows RMA to develop financing programs and project structures that successfully balance the needs of investors with the concerns of local borrowers.

US Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.

Wedgemere Group

Wedgemere Group was one of the pioneers in the creation of smart grid policy and practices, and founded many of the first coalitions and associations in that new area.  Since 2009, Wedgemere has been bringing grid technology companies to COPs to educate delegates on how it is essential to modernize electricity grids (using storage, mini-grids, demand response and other new technologies and practices) to make them more capable of accepting large amounts of intermittent solar and wind and to make them more resilient to extreme weather events.  To expand awareness of that, Wedgemere created a series of events known as the National Summits on Smart Grid and Climate Change.

Winrock International


Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.

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