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01/14/16 E2 Publication: E2 Newsletter
Raise a toast to yesterday's achievements and tomorrow's brighter future: E2 Quarterly Update


01/12/16 E2 Press: State of the Union 2016
E2: Country primed to build on clean energy's momentum
Bob Keefe, Executive Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) provides a statement on President Obama highlighting in his State of the Union address Tuesday night issues like climate change and clean energy's role in the U.S. economy.

01/06/16 E2 Press: Washington Clean Air Rule
Business Group: A Strong Washington Clean Air Rule Could Boost Economy, Protect Environment
The Washington State Department of Ecology today released a draft of a Clean Air Rule which would set limits on the carbon pollution driving climate change. "We need to send a strong, clear market signal to the most innovative businesses in Washington state that we need their leadership, right now, to transition to a cleaner, stronger economy," says Mark Liffmann, a Washington state software executive and director of the Pacific Northwest chapter of E2.

12/12/15 E2 Press: Historic COP21 deal to address climate change
E2: Paris text, actions by businesses send clear market signal
Negotiators in Paris have signed on to an historic and comprehensive deal to address climate change.

12/01/15 E2 Announcement: E2 in Paris, COP21
E2 in Paris: COP21 Paris Climate Conference


11/30/15 Around the Web: E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe in HuffPo
In Paris, Business Helping To Lead The Way On Climate Change
E2 Exeuctive Director Bob Keefe in the Huffington Post on business taking center stage as global leaders focus on fixing our ailing planet at COP21 in Paris.

11/30/15 E2 Press: Paris Clean Energy Announcements
E2: Two Big Paris Clean Energy Announcements could be 'Moonshot Program We've Long Needed'
President Obama, French President Hollande and other world leaders today launched Mission Innovation, a major R&D initiative in the global clean energy industry. This announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of private investors spearheaded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that will help early-stage companies quickly scale up the clean energy revolution already underway.

11/12/15 E2 Publication: More Jobs, Less Carbon
E2 Clean Power Plan Fact Sheet
E2 breaks down what the EPA's Clean Power Plan means to America: more jobs, less carbon pollution.

11/12/15 E2 Publication: E2 Clean Energy Jobs Report
E2 Q3 2015 Jobs Report
E2 released its quarterly clean energy jobs report showing that nearly 10,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced at more than 30 projects across the country in the third quarter of 2015.

11/06/15 E2 Press: E2 on Keystone XL
E2: Clean Energy - Not Keystone XL - is the Real US Economic Opportunity
President Obama today rejected the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe says that "as the Obama Administration determined after years of analysis, Keystone XL would have had a negligible impact on our economy and energy prices, and a tremendously negative impact on our environment."

10/26/15 E2 Publication: E2 Quarterly Newsletter
E2 Quarterly Newsletter: 15 Years of Growth - And Exciting New Changes Ahead


10/08/2015 E2 Announcement: E2 Launches the Opportunity Fund
E2 Opportunity Fund: Helping Shape E2's Future


09/23/15 E2 Press: New Report from E2 and EEBC
New Report: Energy Efficiency a Major Economic Opportunity for Colorado
As the state of Colorado prepares to hold its first public hearing Friday on the federal Clean Power Plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants, a new report from the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Golden, Colo.-based Energy Efficiency Business Coalition identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Colorado to meet the plan's emission limits.

09/11/15 E2 Press: CA passes landmark legislation
E2: More Renewables, Energy Efficiency will Help California's Economy, Environment
The California legislature today passed climate legislation that increases California's renewable portfolio standard to 50 percent and will double statewide energy efficiency savings by 2030. However, a portion of the bill that would have cut petroleum use 50 percent was removed following intense lobbying efforts by the oil industry.

09/03/15 E2 Publication: E2 Quarter 2 2015 Jobs Report
E2 Q2 2015 Jobs Report


09/01/15 E2 Press: Businesses Back Clean Power Plan in Michigan
E2: Gov. Snyder's Clean Power Plan Announcement Backed by Michigan Biz Leaders
Gov. Rick Snyder today directed his administration to develop a plan that will put Michigan in a strong position to meet the federal Clean Power Plan, which by setting the first-ever carbon pollution limits on our nation?s power plants will help grow the state?s clean energy economy.

08/24/15 E2 Publication: Nevada Energy Efficiency Issue Brief
Nevada: Saving Money, Creating Jobs and Driving Economic Growth Through Energy Efficiency
As President Obama prepares to address the National Clean Energy Summit today at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, a report from E2 identifies energy efficiency as an economically beneficial way for Nevada to meet new carbon pollution limits set by the federal Clean Power Plan, which is the cornerstone of the president’s climate agenda.

08/20/15 E2 Publication: California Energy Efficiency Report
California's Golden Energy Efficiency Opportunity Report
California’s 40-year commitment to energy efficiency has saved Californians $90 billion on their utility bills, created hundreds of thousands of efficiency jobs, and will have avoided the pollution from 41 power plants by the end of the next decade, according to a report published by NRDC and E2. However, the report cautioned that a major efficiency ramp-up is necessary to meet the state’s long-term climate and energy goals.

08/18/15 E2 Press: New Methane Standards Grow Economy
E2: New Methane Standards Will Grow Economy by Sending Clear Market Signal to Private Sector
The Environmental Protection Agency today issued standards on the amount of methane new oil and gas industrial operations are allowed to emit. E2 chair and co-founder Nicole Lederer says: “These standards will send another strong, clear market signal to the private sector that now is the time to invest in cleaner, more efficient energy technologies."

08/04/15 E2 Press: E2 Releases Michigan Small Business Poll
Survey: Nine in 10 Michigan Business Leaders Support Developing State Plan to Cut Carbon
About 90 percent of Michigan business leaders favor state-based action to reduce carbon emissions to help meet the standards in the federal Clean Power Plan, according to a new survey released today by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

08/03/15 E2 Press: Clean Power Plan Release
E2: Clean Power Plan 'Huge Catalyst' for Economic Growth
The EPA today is releasing its final Clean Power Plan, which will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants by more than 30 percent in part through increasing renewable energy and energy efficiency.

07/29/15 E2 Publication: E2 Clean Jobs Tennessee Report
E2 Clean Jobs Tennessee Report
E2's Clean Energy Jobs Tennessee Report shows that about 45,000 Tennesseans work at 2,600 employers operating in the state's clean energy sector. This was an increase of 6.3 percent, or 2,600 workers, over the previous year. Businesses said they expect to add 2,500 more jobs by 2016 - implementation of the Clean Power Plan could lead to even more clean energy jobs in Tennessee.

07/13/15 E2 Press: Clean Power Plan Opportunity for Businesses
Biz Groups: Governors Should Lead on Clean Power Plan
Hundreds of thousands of business leaders say plan is opportunity for states to attract businesses, despite calls from some in Congress to skirt the law.

7/8/15 E2 Publication: E2 Quarter 2 Newsletter
Senators, Governors, E2, and You: E2 Quarterly Update


06/30/15 E2 Publication: E2 Quarter 1 2015 Jobs Report
E2 Q1 2015 Jobs Report


06/03/15 E2 Publication: E2 Colorado Winds of Change Report
E2 Winds of Change Report
Colorado's wind industry creates over 6,000 jobs in the state, while generating billions in economic growth.

05/19/15 E2 Publication: E2 Clean Jobs Ohio Report
E2 Clean Jobs Ohio Report


05/05/15 E2 Publication: Clean Jobs IL Interactive Site
Clean Jobs Illinois Report


04/09/15 E2 Publication: E2 Missouri Clean Jobs Report
E2 Missouri Clean Jobs Report
As Gov. Jay Nixon and state lawmakers prepare Missouri's new energy plan, a first-of-its-kind report released today shows that the state's vibrant and growing clean energy industry employs nearly 40,000 workers at more than 4,400 establishments.

03/30/2015 E2 Publication: E2 Quarterly Newsletter
E2 Quarterly Newsletter Quarter 1 2015


03/17/15 E2 Press: Fortune features E2's Q4/Year-End 2014 Jobs Report
Green jobs are growing, but politics get in the way
Fortune's article featuring E2's Q4 2014 Clean Energy Jobs Report shows how DC politics slow private sector growth.

03/16/15 E2 Press: E2 Member Mark Bauhaus in Sac's Capitol Weekly
Clean energy deserves strong backing from business
E2 member Mark Bauhaus in Sacramento's Capitol Weekly on the Clean Power Plan, as well as clean energy legislation moving into Sacramento.

03/05/2015 E2 Publication: E2 Q4 and Year-End 2014 Clean Jobs Report
Q4 and Year-End 2014 Clean Jobs Report: Nearly 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs announced
Nearly 47,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced at more than 170 projects across the country in 2014. Nevada, California, and New York led the nation in new job announcements last year, followed by Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, North Carolina, Utah, and New Mexico.

02/24/15 E2 Press: E2 Press Secretary Jeff Benzak on Maryland's RPS
Guest Column: Increase our renewable energy requirement
E2 Press Secretary Jeff Benzak in the Capital Gazette on strengthening Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for the good of the state's economy.

02/20/15 Around the Web: E2 Member Paul Zorner on a Stronger LCFS in CA
Diversifying Fuel Sources Makes Good Sense
E2 member Paul Zorner in the San Diego Business Journal, in support of strengthening California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

02/04/15 E2 Press: Clean Fuel Standard means more than just jobs
E2: Clean Fuel Standard would mean more jobs, more homegrown energy, cleaner product at the pump
Announcement bringing state one step closer toward implementing Clean Fuel Standard is latest evidence Gov. Inslee wants to expand Washington’s economy by acting on climate

02/02/15 E2 Press: Climate resiliency reduces economic risks
E2: Businesses Back Climate Measures Outlined in President's Budget
Climate resiliency reduces economic risks for businesses; permanent extension of wind, solar tax credits would help combat climate change, create clean energy jobs.

01/26/15 E2 Press: E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe in Huffington Post
A Tale of Two Washingtons
E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe in Huffington Post, highlighting Washington state's leadership in environmental protection that also promotes economic growth.

01/21/15 E2 Press: Bob Keefe Comments on State of Union Speech
E2: Let's Keep Building on America's Strong Clean Energy Foundation
The following is a statement from Bob Keefe, Executive Director of the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), on President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress.

01/10/15 E2 Press: John Castellaw in the Knoxville News Sentinel
Clean energy leads to jobs for Tennesseans
E2 Member and President of the Crockett Policy Institute John Castellaw, a retired Marine lieutenant general, in the Knoxville News Sentinel on clean and renewable power and the jobs they create for Tennessee.

01/06/15 E2 Publication: 2014 Advanced Biofuel Market Report
Smart clean fuel policies in OR, WA, CA, and at federal level could drive additional job growth, improve air quality, generate more homegrown energy.
North America's Advanced Biofuel Industry produced 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011. Smart clean fuel policies in OR, WA, CA, and at federal level could drive additional job growth, improve air quality, generate more homegrown energy.

01/06/15 E2 Press: New E2 Advanced Biofuel Market Report
E2 Report: North America's Advanced Biofuel Industry Produced 800 Million Gallons in 2014
North America's advanced biofuel industry reached a production capacity of more than 800 million gallons in 2014, up from the previous year and almost double the capacity in 2011, according to a new market report unveiled today by the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

12/23/14 E2 Press: E2 Chair and Co-Founder Nicole Lederer in HuffPo
Military, Private Sector Are Close Partners in Securing America's Clean Energy Future
E2 Chair and Co-Founder Nicole Lederer in the Huffington Post.

12/17/14 E2 Announcement: Inslee plan shows real leadership
Gov. Inslee Charts Future With More Jobs, Less Carbon
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a forward-thinking plan designed to limit carbon pollution, increase clean energy and expand electric vehicles and cleaner transportation fuels.

12/01/14 E2 Press: E2-hosted news conference
E2 to EPA: Clean Power Plan's flexibility and market signal will create new business opportunities
More than 300 business leaders from across the country signed on to E2's comments. Representing dozens of different states and working in economic sectors like banking, energy, real estate, and technology, these business leaders agree that strong implementation of the Clean Power Plan will create new business opportunities, expand markets, and add thousands of new jobs.


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