Celebrating 30 years of leadership

BCSE’s 30th Anniversary

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The Business Council for Sustainable Energy advocates for energy and environmental policies that promote markets for clean, efficient, and sustainable energy products and services.

Celebrating 30 Years of Leadership

BCSE is celebrating 30 years of impact in support of clean energy and energy efficiency growth. BCSE launched an anniversary campaign in 2022 that includes several activities:

  • Recognizing leaders that have helped enact critical policy support for the clean energy transition
  • Sharing best practices as part of a Solutions for a Net-Zero Economy Thought Leaders Interview Series
  • Producing a new video that tells the story of BCSE’s three decades of leadership on behalf of clean energy and energy efficiency industries

BCSE’s History and Impact

The BCSE coalition has served as a resource to policymakers as they worked to enact federal policies and programs that have enabled the energy transition that we are bearing witness to today. Learn about BCSE’s history and the clean energy milestones BCSE has celebrated over the past 30 years.

Distinguished Leadership Awards

John Curtis

BCSE presents a Distinguished Leadership Award to U.S. Representative John Curtis (R-UT-3).

Bobby Andres

BCSE presents a Distinguished Leadership Award to Bobby Andres, Senior Policy Adviser, Senate Committee on Finance, Majority Staff.

Bobby Rush

BCSE presents a Distinguished Leadership Award to U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL-1).

Gina McCarthy

BCSE celebrates Distinguished Leadership Award recipient Gina McCarthy at COP 27 in Egypt.

Trigg Talley

BCSE presents a Distinguished Leadership Award to Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, U.S. State Department, at COP 27 in Egypt.

Mary Martin

BCSE presents a Distinguished Leadership Award to Mary Martin, Chief Counsel, Energy and Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Minority Staff.

In recognition of each individual’s public service and contribution as a champion of clean energy and climate action, BCSE presented Distinguished Leadership Awards to the following recipients:

Members of Congress

U.S. Representative John Curtis
(R-UT-3)

U.S. Representative Bobby Rush
(
D-IL-1)

Executive Branch

Gina McCarthy, former White House National Climate Advisor

Trigg Talley, Director, Office of Global Change, U.S. State Department and Senior Advisor to John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

Congressional Staff

Bobby Andres, Senior Policy Adviser, Senate Committee on Finance, Majority Staff

Mary Martin, Chief Counsel, Energy and Environment, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Minority Staff

30th Anniversary Thought Leaders Interview Series

The Solutions for a Net-Zero Economy interview series promotes the leadership and innovation of clean energy businesses and the membership of BCSE. Featured speakers showcase the broad range of technologies available to achieve sustainability objectives and a net zero economy.

Bob Powell

CEO, Brightmark

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Tequila Smith

Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Covanta

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Julia Souder

Executive Director, Long Duration Energy Storage Council

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Shannon Ames

Executive Director, Low Impact Hydropower Institute

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Robert Gaudette

Executive Vice President, NRG Energy

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Solutions for the Net-Zero Economy Event Series

GCEAF 2

“A New Era for Advancing Buildings Decarbonization: Transforming Buildings and Communities”, GCEAF

GCEAF 1

“Community Investment in the Clean Energy Transition”, GCEAF

COP 1

BCSE Press Conference, COP 27

COP 2

“Unusual Suspects: Innovative Technology Opportunities for City Decarbonization”, COP 27

COP 3

“Powering Forward to Address Climate Risk, Build Resilience”, COP 27

COP 4

“The Business of Changing the Trajectory to 2030 and Beyond”, COP 27

COP 5

“A Recharged U.S. Climate & Energy Landscape: Galvanizing Business Solutions for Net-Zero”, COP 27

COP 6

“Learning From Each Other: Continuing the Dialogue on Community Engagement and Investment”, COP 27

COP 7

“Energy Security and Climate Action – Making Smart Investments to Meet the Moment”, COP 27

COP 8

“Integrating Across Sectors: Business Leaders in Energy, Buildings & Circular Economy”, COP 27

Throughout 2022, BCSE took its clean energy and energy efficiency solutions on the road with a series of events that tackles today’s most pressing challenges – from climate change to energy security – and how the coalition represents Solutions for a Net-Zero Economy.

At the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, PA, in September, BCSE hosted two side events discussing building decarbonization and community, engagement, respectively. Read about BCSE’s takeaways from the inaugural GCEAF conference.

In November, BCSE led a delegation to COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where the coalition hosted several panels, including official UNFCCC side events and an event at the U.S. Pavilion. Learn more about BCSE’s activities at COP 27.

BCSE also hosted its 2022 Annual Membership Meeting in October. Through member updates, an expert panel, and a line-up of speakers from Congress and the Biden Administration, members came together to discuss key policy priorities and learn about what’s next for the clean energy transition. The Annual Membership Meeting was followed by an evening reception celebrating BCSE’s 30th anniversary.

Future Climate Leaders Scholarship

BCSE has sponsored an Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) Future Climate Leaders Scholarship to foster the next generation of clean energy innovators. The scholarship awards up to $5,000 each academic year to an undergraduate student pursuing studies relevant to environmental, clean energy, and climate policy at a historically-Black college or university (HBCU) in the mid-Atlantic or southern region.

Market Trends & Factbook

The 2022 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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