• Why Business Voices Are Important in the Trump Era

    By Bob Keefe, E2 Executive Director

    If the first month of the Trump Administration and the new Congress is any indication, we have our work cut out for us defending and advancing policies that are good for our economy and our environment. From President Trump’s national energy plan that doesn’t even mention clean energy, to Congress’s near-daily attempts to rollback our basic environmental and regulatory protections, just figuring out where to start can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, E2 starts with a strong... More »

  • E2 Goes to Washington DC in March and April

    By Grant Carlisle, E2 Advocacy Director

    As President Trump and the current Congress look to drastically change American climate, environmental and clean energy policy, business voices are essential to pushing back on an oft-repeated and bogus message that pro-business means anti-environment.   In the next two months, E2 members are coming to Washington to do just that.   First, in March, a delegation of E2 members will bring their business acumen and, with fresh clean energy jobs data from E2 and... More »

  • Toniic Institute Report Provides Insights on Impact Investing

    By Bob Keefe

    Longtime E2 members Lisa and Charly Kleissner, through their non-profit Toniic Institute, have produced a new report analyzing the results impact investors are having on climate change issues and other areas. The new Toniic Institute report, called the T100 Project, combines first-person stories with analysis of impact and financial returns for more than 50 portfolios moving to 100 percent impact alignment that together control $1.65 billion in assets. Among other findings, the report shows how about 50 percent of respondents are... More »

  • How to Take Action

    By Ying Li, E2 Senior Development Coordinator

    Want to take action but not sure what to do next? It’s more important than ever to make business voices – voices like yours – heard in Washington and beyond. Here are some resources and easy steps you can take today:   Stay Informed NRDC's Trump Watch, is a digital tool to keep up with all of the administration's environmental assault.  E2’s Weekly Update, is an E2 members-only email on the latest developments in federal policy.... More »

  • E2 at Cleantech Forum San Francisco 2017

    By Nicole Lederer, E2 Chair and Co-founder

    Business leaders in the cleantech sector are company and job creators – and that’s what makes them the most effective advocates for policies that grow the clean economy.  E2 sponsored a panel for the Cleantech Forum on January 25 in San Francisco to highlight the impacts of public policy on the prospects of cleantech businesses at every stage of development.  Our goal was to inspire the audience of several hundred business people from around the... More »

  • E2 to Launch Emerging Leaders Program

    By Ying Li, E2 Senior Development Coordinator

    We are excited to announce that E2’s Emerging Leaders (EL) Program will launch next month with a special webinar on March 9 –“We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: A Call to Action for Emerging Leaders Around the Country.”Through the EL program, business leaders under age 35 can join E2 at a reduced rate and get involved in shaping the policies that will create a better environment and economy. You can learn about the... More »

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  • Midwest States Lead the Clean Energy Way

    By Gail Parson, E2 Midwest Advocate

    In the midst of national uncertainty of a new administration’s positions on energy policy, the Midwest is showing that states continue to make pragmatic decisions steering us toward a clean energy future. Late last year, there were several state legislative victories that underscored that support for the growing clean energy field is bipartisan. Republican Governors in Illinois and Michigan have taken steps to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy by signing bills into law, and... More »

  • Clean Jobs Colorado – How to Keep our Clean Energy Economy Momentum Going

    By Susan Nedell, E2 Rockies Advocate

    E2 Rockies members have spent the last several months setting the groundwork to push for stronger energy efficiency and electric vehicles legislation in Colorado. In addition to connecting E2 Rockies members with lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle, we hosted a legislative briefing in early January, where we released Clean Jobs Colorado - which tracks clean energy jobs in every legislative and congressional district in the state. The report has been widely distributed... More »

  • Two E2 Events Highlight MA Climate Goals and Cities Taking Lead

    By: Nancy D. Israel, E2 Chapter Director

    How Cities Are Changing the World and Leading on Climate Change Globally, cities generate over 70% of GHG emissions, consume about 66% of energy production and produce over 80% of GDP, according to The World Bank.  Today, over half the world lives in cities of over 1 million people.  Within the next 30 years, about 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.  E2 New England, partnering with AKF Institute and the Metropolitan Area... More »

  • Climate Issues Remain Top Priority in California

    By Mary Solecki, E2 Western Advocate

    With a newly minted legislature, the 2017 California legislative session is in full swing! While California representatives are highly concerned about protecting Californians against threats to immigration and healthcare, climate issues remain a top priority for the legislature.   The Democrat super-majority in Sacramento belies the challenges ahead on E2 California’s radar. We’ll be working to secure Cap & Trade, or a similar carbon program, to meet the 2030 emissions targets now required by law.... More »

  • E2 Pacific Northwest

    By Mary Solecki, E2 Western Advocate

    In Oregon, our chapter is preparing to support a new Cap & Invest bill. In addition to some Salem trips with members, we’re doubling down on outreach to businesses across the state that can help us communicate why a Cap & Invest bill can help Oregonians create jobs, save money, and safeguard their air.   In Washington state, our members are working to reach out to major businesses about our federal defense efforts. As Bob... More »