• E2 DC Trip, April 2015 Recap

    By Nicole Lederer

    E2 advocacy trips to Washington, DC have been conducted during historic blizzards and blistering heat waves, so it was a special treat that our 2015 DC Delegation trip coincided with three beautiful spring days in the nation’s capital. Our team this year (some of whom are pictured upper right) consisted of 16 E2 Members who live or do business in over 30 states. The geographic diversity represented on the delegation made it possible for us... More »

  • E2 Welcomes New Director of Advocacy

    By Bob Keefe

    After a lengthy nationwide search, E2 has a new Director of Advocacy. Grant Carlisle, pictured right, will join E2 in our Washington D.C. office beginning July 13. He will be responsible for E2’s federal advocacy and also will help oversee and direct our state advocacy efforts, working closely with E2 advocates in the Eastern States, Midwest, Rockies, Pacific Northwest and California. Grant replaces Marc Boom, who nearly five years ago became E2’s first-ever staffer in... More »

  • E2 Midwest Summit: Clean Energy, Clean Water & The Future of the Midwest

    By Gail Parson

    E2’s Midwest chapter hosted its first summit in Chicago to a standing room only crowd. Co-Founder and Chair Nicole Lederer welcomed the group of 80 people to “Clean Energy, Clean Water & the Future of the Midwest,” where we discussed business opportunity for both the Clean Power Plan and clean water policy. Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz and Jeremy Kalin, former Minnesota Representative and now CEO of Eutectics, offered opening remarks that emphasized how good... More »

    Chapter Updates

  • California Chapter Update

    By Mary Solecki

    Legislative Update  SB 350 (Golden State Standards): This bill aims to reduce petroleum use by 50%, increase renewable electricity to 50% of use, and double the energy efficiency of existing buildings. E2 is supporting the bill as it moves to its second house, the Assembly, this summer.   SB 32 (extending Global Warming Solutions Act / AB 32): E2’s longtime friend, Senator Fran Pavley, seeks to extend AB 32 targets through 2050. This bill also moves into... More »

  • Under attack: Clean fuels policies in Washington and Oregon

    By Rebecca Deehr

    In the last quarterly newsletter, we were happy to inform our members of a major victory in Oregon for those working to reduce carbon pollution and cement a strong market signal for clean fuels production.   March 12th was the date that Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed the Clean Fuel Program (CFP) into law, removing a sunset date on a program six years in the making. Since then, decision-makers have embarked upon closed-door sessions to... More »

  • E2 Rocky Mountains Chapter Update

    By Susan Nedell

    On June 2nd, E2 Rocky Mountains chapter hosted an event, “E2@15: Winds of Change” to both celebrate E2’s 15th anniversary and the release of a new report, "Winds of Change", detailing the economic impacts of - and the threats to - Colorado's burgeoning wind industry. Governor Hickenlooper kicked off the event by speaking briefly about the economic benefits of the wind industry and citing E2's just-released report and industry data. We also heard from Susan Reilly, past Chair of... More »

  • E2 Philadelphia Roundtable: More Jobs, Less Carbon

    By Alice Tong

    E2 Philadelphia Roundtable: More Jobs, Less Carbon; How Good Policy + Good Environment = Good Business On April 22, E2 hosted its inaugural roundtable in Pennsylvania. Joined by partners including the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office, PennFuture, Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, the discussion centered around how the federal Clean Power Plan and state and local policies can benefit both the environment and the economy. E2 Executive Director Bob... More »