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November 29, 2011
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- Honoring Wendy Schmidt, Eric Schmidt and Arianna Huffington
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- Inaugural Advocacy Training and Hands-on Lobbying Experience
- How Clean Energy is Saving Lives and Money for our Armed Forces
- E2 New England Meets with Legislative Leaders to Highlight Success
- Clean and Local Fuels for a Strong Northwest Economy
- Meet our new E2 Program Assistant
- Network, Learn, and Discuss E2's Issues with Other Members
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We tried something new this year: an open invitation to all E2 members to join us in Washington DC for the first E2 Forum, a day of training and briefings, followed by meetings with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Nineteen members joined us for this first E2 Washington Forum. They came from around the country, with widely different industry backgrounds. A number of the participants were new to advocacy work, while a few had considerable experience.

E2 member Chuck Henderson spoke for many...read more >
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Many believe that the Department of Defense (DoD) is positioned to become the single most important driver of the cleantech revolution in the United States. The military is investing billions in renewable energy and energy efficiency. That’s not surprising given that up to half of the yearly American casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan have been incurred guarding fuel convoys. The army calculates that a 1% increase in fuel efficiency across the fleet would mean 6,444 fewer soldiers involved in convoy operations (source: Paul Skalny...read more >
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  L to R: Dave Miller, Berl Hartman, Senator Benjamin Downing, Dianne Callan, Jay Baldwin, and Don Reed.
Massachusetts’ signature energy bill of 2008, the Green Communities Act, is under review by the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. Despite the fact that by almost every measure the bill is an unqualified success, it nevertheless has its detractors.

The bill mandates that utilities purchase all cost effective energy that is cheaper than new supply; strengthens the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS); promotes net...read more >
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On November 15th, E2’s Pacific Northwest chapter held a focus meeting about clean transportation in Oregon. In partnership with the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC), "Clean and Local Fuels for a Strong Northwest Economy" brought together E2 members, OEC leaders, industry participants, state officials, and members of the community to learn about Oregon’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) and clean transportation activities strengthening the region’s economy. The meeting included a tour of a local biodiesel production facility and a lunch...read more >
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E2 welcomes our new Program Assistant, Erik Chen. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, Erik worked for Conservation Strategy Group where he helped with their legislative efforts on environmental and clean energy issues. His projects included writing action alerts, researching policy arguments, building stakeholder coalitions, preparing the weekly newsletter, and planning events. Prior to Conservation Strategy Group, Erik was a Research and Outreach Assistant at the California Natural Resources Agency and a Public Policy Intern at the Office of California Lt. Governor John Garamendi. Please...read more >
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Join our LinkedIn group (members only) and follow us on Twitter (open to all).

The LinkedIn group provides members with the opportunity to connect with other members across the country, and we hope that our members-only LinkedIn forum will allow you to use each other as a resource and sounding board for ideas that relate to E2’s work.
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The 13th annual Forces for Nature benefit was held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on November 14th. Trustee Wendy Schmidt and Eric Schmidt were honored along with Arianna Huffington. The event celebrated them with the theme of innovation and the tools that they each have created for sharing knowledge, and the ability to connect with each other and the world around us. Seth Meyers from Saturday Night Live was the charming and hilarious host for the evening. It was a spectacular...read more >
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