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Clean Energy Businesses Urge Maximum Funding Levels in FY2019 DOE Appropriations Bill (July 19, 2018)

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July 19, 2018

Contact: Laura Tierney
Email: [email protected]
Office: 202.785.0507

Clean Energy Businesses Urge Maximum Funding Levels in FY2019 DOE Appropriations Bill
Report language should be included to ensure funds are obligated and spent as directed by Congress

Washington, DC –Clean energy businesses made the case for funding Department of Energy clean energy programs in a letter released this week to House and Senate conferees on the so-called “minibus” legislation, which includes funding for Energy and Water Development programs, Veterans Affairs and Military Construction and the Legislative Branch.   

Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy made the following statement upon release of the letter:

“BCSE industries in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas sectors have long partnered with the federal government on research and development and have worked together to bring clean energy innovation to the market.

“Renewable energy, energy efficiency and natural gas deliver more jobs, increased economic growth, greater energy productivity and fewer emissions for the United States (2018 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook). This market dynamism and success is the result of a long-time bipartisan consensus of world class research, both pure and applied, successfully linked with industry.

“To ensure that DOE clean energy programs continue to build upon this existing partnership and market growth, we urge Congress to accept the maximum funding levels for DOE clean energy programs in conference negotiations and to include clear and direct report language to ensure that funds are obligated and spent as directed by Congress.”

Examples of innovation can be found in a project entitled Faces Behind the Facts produced by the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN), BCSE’s partner organization of 3,000+ business leaders from small to medium-sized companies across the U.S.  Faces Behind the Facts tells the story of clean energy business leaders across America.  Many of whom have benefitted from federal programs to launch their business ventures and provide solutions that work for American consumers and taxpayers.

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BCSE Statement on FY 2018 Omnibus & DOE Appropriations (March 23, 2018)

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March 23, 2018                                                                                                                   

Contact: Laura Tierney
Email: [email protected]
Office: 202.785.0507

Congress Supports Clean Energy Programs in Omnibus

Washington, DC – Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) President, Lisa Jacobson, made the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill enacted by Congress.

“The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) wishes to express our appreciation for the steps Congress has taken to raise the budget caps and to enact the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, and we are pleased the President signed the legislation earlier today.

“The market dynamism and innovation we are seeing in the clean energy sector has come as the result of the partnership between the federal government and clean energy industries and from DOE’s world class research, both pure and applied.  Congress recognizes this and continues to fund important clean energy programs at the Department of Energy and to invest in energy research development and deployment that will help to sustain growth in clean energy markets.

“As Congress continues its work on Fiscal Year 2019 budget and tax issues in the coming months the Council encourages Congress to maintain the positive momentum that has been achieved,” Jacobson said.

Download the press release.