• Victory on California Climate Campaign

    By Mary Solecki

    E2 California is delighted to report on the success of our campaign to pass Senate Bill 32 – new 2030 climate targets for the state. These targets will reach a 40% reduction below 1990 levels – a doubling from our 2020 targets. SB 32 was the centerpiece of our work in 2016, and we rolled out a full court strategy to pass the legislation. Such legislation would seem to be a slam dunk in a... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • How to help keep Colorado a national leader in clean energy

    By Susan Nedell

      This week, the E2 Rockies chapter is co-hosting an event, “The Business of Colorado’s Clean Energy Policies,” releasing E2’s new report, “Colorado's Clean Energy Future,” and will have completed twenty four one-on-one meetings with our Colorado legislators, in advance of the legislative session that starts in early January.  We have been talking to our legislators about keeping the momentum going with Colorado’s leadership in clean energy policies - which we know drive economic growth,... More »

  • Massachusetts Faces Challenges Despite Major Advances

    By Berl Hartman

    This has been a banner year thus far for positive climate and clean energy policy in Massachusetts.    A major new energy bill mandates large-scale procurement of new renewable resources, including offshore wind, hydropower and other renewables such as on-shore wind or solar.   In addition, Governor Baker issued an executive order directing his administration to develop and implement a statewide, comprehensive climate adaptation plan.   The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued two rulings that... More »

  • Making the Midwest a Clean Energy Leader

    By Gail Parson

    It is no surprise that every state in the Midwest cares about job creation. The region has a tremendous manufacturing base that was hit hard by the recession. But many of these policy makers are ignoring how the Midwest can lead again—the clean energy economy. Over the summer, the Midwest Chapter has been busy reinforcing how to add to the already half a million people employed in the region’s clean energy job force – better... More »

  • Building our Presence and Impact in Oregon

    By Mike Mercer

    Advocacy As part of Oregon Legislative Committee Days, E2 members trekked to Salem in September to build relationships with 14 members of the State Legislature and share the results of E2’s recent report Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts and Policies for our Future. This visit was a precursor to our return in February for the 2017 legislative session, where we expect mount a defense of Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program, pass a necessary transportation package and,... More »

  • E2 NYC Climate Week Event on Growing Clean Energy, Jobs and Communities

    By Bob Keefe

    Last month, E2 New York and our partner Civic Hall hosted a networking event and discussion, “Growing Clean Energy, Jobs and Communities,” as part of New York City Climate Week. Nearly 50 young entrepreneurs and others attended the gathering, which featured Brett Van Aalsburg, CEO of waste management company Industrial Organic; Donna DeConstanzo, NRDC’s Director of Northeast Energy & Sustainable Communities; E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe and Peter Shanley, E2 member and head of partnerships... More »