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Founded in 1977 by Sens. Charles H. Percy (R-Ill.) and Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), the Alliance to Save Energy (the Alliance) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Washington, D.C., with a mission to promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has been at the center of advancing energy efficiency programs and policies in the United States and in more than a dozen other countries.
The Alliance’s role as a collaborative energy efficiency leader is reflected in the breadth of its elected board of directors, its more than 150 public and private associates, and in the extent and nationwide/community outreach of the organizations with which it regularly partners. Examples of Alliance partners include the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state government agencies such as the New York State Energy and Resource Development Authority (NYSERDA), more than 15 state energy offices, utilities, trade associations, corporations and corporate foundations, and many regional and local organizations.
Backstopping the Alliance is a staff of 60 technical and programmatic experts in nearly every sector of energy efficiency. The Alliance has experience in designing, implementing and evaluating programs in energy efficiency financing, building codes and equipment standards, consumer education, industrial efficiency, market transformation, private sector development, and lighting and appliance efficiency. The Alliance is also deeply involved in energy efficiency policy at both the federal and state levels. Alliance staff crafted many provisions contained in the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), a Washington D.C. based 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 2007 to advance America’s energy independence and a cleaner, low-carbon environment through expanded use of natural gas, renewables and efficiency. The Foundation has an active policy and research program, and has also produced two documentaries on the risks and rewards associated with shale gas production. In addition, ACSF sponsors energyNow!,a weekly TV news-magazine that focuses on America’s energy challenges and how the country is responding; the show is also available on-line at www.energynow.com.
The American Coalition of Competitive Energy Suppliers (ACCES) is a group of competitive retail natural gas and electricity suppliers committed to consumer education and media outreach, in order to help consumers better understand and take advantage of the benefits of energy choice.
ACORE, a 501©(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2013 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.
The American Energy Society is an exclusive professional network for energy. The core of the American Energy Society consists of expert academic faculty and professional staff at national laboratories, policy-makers, investors, industrial affiliates, sponsors, patent and license services, and so on – which makes the American Energy Society the only comprehensive network for the entire energy sector.
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) represents more than 400 companies that encompass virtually all U.S. refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. Refiners and petrochemical manufacturers make modern life possible by using advanced technology to produce the energy and essential products that we use every day. Our members keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of the nation, its families, businesses, and local communities, strengthening economic and national security, and supporting nearly 2 million American jobs.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents 202 local energy companies that deliver natural gas throughout the United States. There are nearly 70 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 92 percent – more than 65 million customers – receive their gas from AGA members. AGA is an advocate for natural gas utility companies and their customers, and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international natural gas companies and industry associates. Today, natural gas meets almost one-fourth of the United States’ energy needs.
APCO Worldwide is an independent, global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm. We challenge conventional thinking and inspire movements to help our clients succeed in an ever-changing world. Stakeholders are at the core of all we do. We turn the insights that come from our deep stakeholder relationships into forward-looking, creative solutions that always push the boundaries.
Through our global Energy & Clean Tech practice, APCO engages with companies, trade associations, NGOs and others to create strategic communications that clearly define the values and benefits they bring to the marketplace. We work with clients along the entire value chain– from traditional fuel sources such as oil and gas to clean and renewable technologies like solar, biofuels, and geothermal, as well as the fast growing energy efficiency and green building sectors.
The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO-USA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping America understand and adapt to changing realities regarding the cost, demand, and supply of oil.
Founded in 2005 as a network of scientists, researchers, analysts, and other energy observers, ASPO-USA has grown to comprise a wide range of professionals, civic leaders, and concerned citizens. ASPO-USA maintains a core focus on technical oil issues, but also examines their broader economic, national security, and environmental consequences, and spurs positive action to build a more secure, prosperous, and sustainable future. ASPO-USA is the U.S. affiliate of ASPO International which has associated organizations in more than 20 countries.
Today, UC Berkeley is widely known as the preeminent public university in America. Years ago, Berkeley was known as the home of the Free Speech Movement. The Berkeley Blog bridges these two worlds.
We created this interactive site to give voice to the ideas and opinions of our professors in a forum that encourages public comment. Our authors include more than 150 UC Berkeley professors and scholars who will be sharing their thoughts on topical national and global issues. As the nation searches for answers to a litany of burning questions and issues, this site serves as a virtual blackboard for the game-changing ideas pulsing around the campus.
The thoughts expressed here are not that of the University, not official, not predictable, and not of one mind. As in the spirit of the Free Speech Movement, the thoughts expressed here are those of the individual authors.
BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,200 members worldwide. Our mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for our member organizations-both large and small.
Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue. With projects in multiple issue areas, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.
As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national and homeland security, transportation, the economy, housing, immigration, and governance.
The BlueGreen Alliance is a national, strategic partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy.
Ceres (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change. Our mission: Integrating sustainability into capital markets for the health of the planet and its people.
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) is a nonprofit leadership development organization working in Washington D.C. and the San Francisco Bay Area. CELI provides early career professionals with the technical content, leadership development, and a professional community to build the next generation of clean energy leaders. CELI believes that our clean energy future must be powered by diverse, effective, and innovative leaders. We recruit Fellows with diverse backgrounds and equips them with a strong working knowledge of energy markets, project finance, technology innovation and public policy, realized through the Clean Energy Leaders Fellowship program.
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, government, and the general public. Through programs like Ohio Green Fleets, we provide technical support to transportation professionals, advocate for sustainable transportation energy policies, and serve as a resource clearinghouse for fleets, policy makers, and the public. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, we work extensively around the state in collaboration with local partners.
CleanTECH San Diego is a private, non-profit member organization formed in 2007. As one of the nation’s premier cleantech cluster organizations, its mission is to position the region as a global leader in the cleantech economy.
Climate Nexus is a pro-bono, foundation-funded communications firm focused on climate and clean energy issues. We work to change the conversation from an argument to a constructive search for solutions. With backgrounds spanning science, journalism, government, public affairs, corporate sustainability, consulting, policy and filmmaking, our team brings these diverse skills to partners in the science, business, public health, environmental and policy fields.
CEREL is a multidisciplinary organization of leaders of university-based energy centers and programs working together to advance the role of higher education in the energy field. CEREL’s goals are to strengthen the links among energy sciences and engineering in academia, government, and industry, advance university-based energy education research, and promote the role of energy research and education in society. CEREL holds an annual National Energy Education Summit in Washington, DC as part of its effort is to build a multi-disciplinary field of energy education. CEREL is managed by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
The Energy Futures Initiative, Inc. (EFI) is a nonprofit organization established by former Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz to provide policymakers, industry executives, NGOs and other leaders actionable options on how to advance a cleaner, safer, more affordable and secure energy future. Through its global network of experts, EFI develops and implements analytically-based, technology-informed, real-world low-carbon solutions for the world’s growing energy needs.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is an independent, non-profit organization advancing innovative policy solutions to set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. EESI educates policymakers, builds coalitions and develops policy in support of energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable biomass, sustainable buildings, and sustainable transportation. EESI was founded by a bipartisan Congressional caucus in 1984, and its strong relationship with Congress helps EESI serve as a trusted source of credible, non-partisan information on energy and environmental issues. EESI receives no congressional funding and is supported through contributions and grants.
Founded in 1967 as the Environmental Defense Fund, we tackle the most serious environmental problems with strong science, innovative markets, corporate partnerships, effective laws and policy.
The Federation of American Scientists develops and advances solutions to important security problems by educating the public and policymakers, promoting transparency, and carrying out research and analysis.
The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment’s (FCEA) overarching objective is to assess the social, ethical, political, and legal implications of emerging technologies that fall under the broad rubric of climate engineering (sometimes referred to as “climate geoengineering”). We produce high-quality and policy-relevant research and commentary, and work in a variety of ways ensure that the climate engineering conversation maintains a focus on issues of justice, equity, agency, and inclusion.
The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) is the trade association dedicated to commercialization of fuel cell technology and hydrogen technologies. These technologies are providing uses with clean and reliable power for a variety of applications. FCHEA members represent the full global supply chain, including trade associations, fuel cell material manufactures, components and systems manufacturers, hydrogen producers and fuel distributors, utilities, universities, government laboratories and agencies, and other end users.
Fuel Freedom is a non-partisan campaign dedicated to breaking our oil addiction by removing barriers to competition to promote the development of cheaper, cleaner, American-made fuels. Fuel Freedom means that gasoline, diesel, methanol, natural gas, ethanol and electricity compete on equal footing both at the dealership and at the pump.
Achieving Fuel Freedom will lower fuel prices, create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce pollution, improve national and global security, and eliminate the need to send our sons and daughters to faraway lands to ensure the free flow of oil.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, digital economy and energy innovation issues.
Kilpatrick Townsend is among the world’s leading law firms, with almost 650 attorneys located in 18 offices around the world. We provide legal support and counsel for companies throughout the energy industry. Our attorneys develop partnerships based on knowing our clients’ business as if it were our own and making our clients’ success the measure of our success. Kilpatrick Townsend is committed to leading the way as the evolution of the energy industry unfolds over the coming decades.
Leaders in Energy is an educational, professional networking, and advisory services organization which focuses on energy, environmental, and sustainability topics. We help to connect leaders and other committed professionals via on-line forums and in-person events to create an environment that nurtures the creation of innovative solutions leading to a sustainable energy system, economy and world. Topics include clean energy; renewable, fossil, nuclear, and energy storage technology; the circular economy; green finance, green jobs; “Four Generation” talent, Showcases at universities; green infrastructure, energy and water; biodiversity; community and corporate responsibility, project implementation, etc. Key building blocks of the organization involve utilizing systems thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration, recognizing the important role of talent and leadership across all generations, helping to connect members on green job and business opportunities, and offering advisory services through subject matter experts. The Leaders in Energy group on LinkedIn, known as “Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies & Analysis” (LERCPA), has 2300+ members around the world.
Lux Research provides strategic advice and ongoing intelligence for emerging technologies. Leaders in business, finance and government rely on us to help them make informed strategic decisions. Through our unique research approach focused on primary research and our extensive global network, we deliver insight, connections and competitive advantage to our clients. Visit www.luxresearchinc.com for more information.
The Methanol Institute (MI) serves as the voice of the global methanol industry. As a trade association, MI’s member companies include the principal producers of methanol, as well as methanol distributors, technology companies, and industry suppliers. MI is dedicated to supporting the greater use of methanol as a chemical commodity and a clean energy source for various environmentally beneficial uses.
The Milken Institute is a publicly supported, nonpartisan, independent think tank whose work makes a difference in the lives of people worldwide by helping create a more democratic and efficient global economy.
Missouri Energy Initiative is a nonprofit association of public and private-sector entities, united together with the sole purpose of enhancing and improving energy-related activities in Missouri. The Initiative is broadly focused on working with the general public, institutions of higher education, other nonprofit organizations, private sector entities, nongovernmental organizations and associations, and others interested in the stability and growth of the state’s energy sector.
The Natural Resources Defense Council’s purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.
NRDC is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.
The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and technologies industry and participates in both the national and global policy-making process. NEI’s objective is to ensure the formation of policies that promote the beneficial uses of nuclear energy and technologies in the United States and around the world.
NYCEEC is a non‐profit financial services firm dedicated to financing energy efficiency and clean energy projects in buildings that save energy and reduce greenhouse gases. NYCEEC’s single-focus and deep expertise allow us to provide fast, flexible and streamlined financing to meet the full range of a project’s needs. NYCEEC has provided leadership in the multifamily and commercial market, working closely with incentive providers and utilities on some of the deepest and highest-return retrofits. Visit www.nyceec.com.
Headquarted in Reno, Nevada, USA, Ormat is a leading company in the renewable energy sector.
The Company has over four decades of experience in the development of state-of-the-art, environmentally sound power solutions, primarily in geothermal and recovered energy generation.
Potential Energy DC is the first technology accelerator focused on the energy industry in the DC area. Drawing upon the unique confluence of policy, innovation and funding communities in the nation’s capital, the accelerator aspires to launch its inaugural class of energy startups in Summer 2014.
Renew and Sustain is a firm dedicated to helping people and organizations navigate the path to sustainability. We work with clients to explore and identify opportunities to implement best practices, achieve goals, and increase profits. While sustainability is not a game, we are here to be your coach. We collaborate with our partners and clients to create winning strategies for them, their communities, and the environment.
Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) is an international policy and law network, bringing together the business and finance communities, policymakers, scholars, lawyers, and science and technology experts to create enabling legislative and policy frameworks for clean energy on the international, national and subnational levels.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization. We foster the efficient and restorative use of resources to make the world secure, just, prosperous, and life-sustaining.
Our staff shows businesses, communities, individuals, and governments how to create more wealth and employment, protect and enhance natural and human capital, increase profit and competitive advantage, and enjoy many other benefits – largely by doing what they do far more efficiently.
Established in 1996 at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and named in September 2000 in recognition of a generous gift from civic leader Lewis Rudin, the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management is currently led by Anthony Shorris.
The Center works with public, private and non-profit partners in supporting innovative research, convening thinkers and policy-makers from around the region and the world, and training students and leaders in the field. It seeks to focus attention on the linkages between transportation policy and other critical regional and national issues such as housing, economic development, energy security, health care, and education.
The Set America Free Coalition brings together prominent individuals and non-profit organizations from across the political spectrum all concerned about the security and economic implications of America’s growing dependence on foreign oil. The Coalition promotes a Blueprint for Energy Security, which aims to break the monopoly of oil in the transportation sector, spelling out practical ways in which real progress toward energy security and fuel choice can be made over the next several years.
The Southern States Energy Board is an interstate compact, comprised of governors and state legislators from sixteen southern states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Board’s mission is to promote economic development and enhance the quality of life in the South, through innovations in energy and environmental programs, policies and technologies.
Sullivan & Worcester LLP, a law firm in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv, has a domestic and international practice in matters including climate related business and technology, water resource and conservation, energy and natural resources, pesticides and bioagra, and infrastructure and finance.
TelCoa is a non-profit organization that brings together a diverse array of organizations, companies, and individuals with the common interest of promoting awareness and adoption of existing and emerging telework and telecommuting applications including virtual contact center services. The coalition’s mission is summed up in its tag line, “Enabling virtual, mobile and distributed work through research, education, technology and legislation.”
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) is a nonprofit organization, originally formed in 2004 as the Demand Response Coordinating Committee (DRCC). ADS is an organization consisting of professionals and organizations involved in demand response and smart grid. It provides services to help its members in the conduct of their work and in the attainment of their personal, corporate and governmental objectives. ADS seeks to establish and grow a demand response “community” of policymakers, utilities, system operators, technology companies, consumers, and other stakeholders.
The Energy Xchange is an educational initiative to promote understanding of the changing energy realities of the 21st Century and the opportunities and risks they present for the economy, national security, and sustainability. We foster thoughtful discourse among diverse perspectives in order to inform and illuminate a wise path forward.
The Energy Xchange was developed to help educate decision-makers in the private and public sector, as well as the general public, about critical issues that are often overlooked or under-examined by the media and other information sources—especially concerning how shifting energy trends may affect the broader economy.
The Keystone Center is an independent nonprofit organization that engages people and their ideas, informed by good science and technology, to understand and address complex energy, environmental, and public health challenges. We help resolve existing and emerging policy issues by fostering an environment of trust and respect among leaders who want to reach action-oriented, sustainable solutions that elevate individual interests in service of the greater good.
Founded in 1975, The Keystone Center began as a forum for decision-makers to escape the confines of their typical working environments and talk to each other face-to-face about tough public policy issues. Over the past four decades, we have carefully honed our approach to dialogue, collaboration, and consensus building, helping stakeholders successfully bridge ideological and political divisions. Together, we strive for a future in which people share in the ownership of society’s challenges and work together to find solutions.
The Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement in the policymaking process: developing and promoting proposals to legislative and executive branch policymakers, building coalitions to facilitate joint action, and marshaling the most convincing arguments in support of our agenda. The Center’s main audience is the Washington insiders – policy-oriented legislators, presidential appointees, career civil servants in planning, evaluation and budget offices, congressional committee staff, engaged academics, and interest group analysts – who together decide the pace and direction of policy change.
The Solar Foundation (TSF) is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 and based in Washington D.C. Through research and educational outreach, TSF has worked to support the use of solar energy as a clean, sustainable, and secure way to meet global energy demand. Since 2010, TSF has published its annual National Solar Jobs Census, which established the first credible solar jobs base line and received widespread media coverage. The Solar Foundation is considered the authority on the solar labor force and advises many organizations on the topic, including the National Academy of Sciences. TSF has also released a number of publications on a variety of solar policy topics, through its work with the U.S. Department of Energy on the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership, a multi-year program designed to help local governments reduce barriers to solar deployment.
Third Way is the leading think tank of the moderate wing of the progressive movement. We work with elected officials, candidates, and advocates to develop and advance the next generation of moderate policy ideas. Since our launch in 2005, our policy and communications products as well as our issue trainings have been used extensively in the House and Senate, by governors and by candidates ranging from Barack Obama to those running for Congress.
The biannual University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll provides an ongoing, impartial and authoritative look at consumers’ perspectives on key energy issues and how those issues shape their decisions and their lifestyle. The long-term vision is for poll results to be used to inform decision-making by public policy makers, academics, energy practitioners, the business community, and the public.
WCEE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, policy-neutral organization that focuses on women, energy and the environment. Founded in 1981, WCEE provides educational and networking opportunities for Washington-area professionals in the energy and environmental fields. Central to its mission is its commitment to provide consistently high-quality forums, mentoring and professional development opportunities and innovative information of relevance to its members. WCEE’s programs and events are made possible by its sponsoring organizations and substantial membership base.