Our Successes Include:

  • Gaining support for the federal Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants; driving growth in clean energy
  • Supporting the military’s use of renewable energy and biofuel, stimulating growth in clean energy markets
  • Helping pass the world’s first Clean Car Standards (California AB 1493), spurring innovation in the automobile and fuels industries
  • Helping pass the nation’s first legislation to limit global warming emissions (California’s AB 32 and the No on Prop 23 campaign), driving and innovation in clean energy
  • Helping pass the nation’s first Cap & Trade Program (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative – RGGI) that has lowered emissions by 40% since its inception in 2009 and added $1.3 billion in economic activity since 2011.
  • Advancing legislation in the Northeast to improve freshwater and coastal water protection and management, protecting coastal economies
  • Advancing renewable portfolio standards in Colorado, North Carolina, Illinois and other states
  • Helping pass low-carbon fuel legislation in California and elsewhere, spurring growth and innovation in biofuel and electric vehicle industries
  • Helping shape a cooperative effort by Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative), saving business and consumers money
E2 Western States Advocate Andy Wunder (center) helped push California's milestone SB100 bill to passage in Sacramento aided by Program Assistant Michelle Embury (left) and E2's California and Pacific NW Intern Thomas Han (right) | September 2018
E2 Sacramento delegation successfully advocated with California's legislators during the final days of the 2018 legislative session, including raising the state's renewable portfolio standard to 100% and protecting the coastal economy from offshore drilling. | August 2018
E2 Rocky Mountains Advocate with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at the release of E2's Clean Jobs Colorado report | June 2018.
E2 California Business Delegation outside the Capitol Building in Sacramento advocating for a suite of policy priorities, including electric vehicle charging access and reducing plastic pollution | August 2019 .
E2 Oregon Business Delegation with Governor Kate Brown (center) in Salem advocating for ambitious climate action in Oregon | February 2020
E2 Colorado delegation on steps of capitol before meeting with 20 lawmakers and Governor Jared Polis' office to advocate for the Electric Motor Vehicle Manufacturer and Dealer bill (SB20-167). The bill would pass two days later. | February 2020

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