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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 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 Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program explores significant challenges with diverse thinkers and doers to make a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable society for all. We addresses critical energy, environmental, and climate change issues through non-partisan, non-ideological convening, with the specific intent of bringing together diverse stakeholders to improve the process and progress of policy-level dialogue. This enables EEP to sit at a critical intersection in the conversation and bring together diverse groups of expert stakeholders. In addition to energy and environmental policy, which the program has been addressing for several decades, EEP is now actively and purposefully engaging in climate change policy – mitigating the effects of climate change, adapting to the inevitable impacts of climate change, and the international cooperation needed to achieve these goals.
Launched in 2019, the Science & Society Program (SSP) was established to address critical gaps in public trust in, and understanding of, advances in science, as well as the potential impact of those advances on America’s diverse society. Through its various activities, SSP will seek to raise awareness and inform targeted audiences about present-day challenges at the intersection of science and our national community. SSP will endeavor to explain, connect, and maximize the many benefits of science, technology, and innovation, while striving to expand the audience of individuals who embrace the value and contribution of science to improving the human condition for all.
The Science & Society Program is housed within the Heath, Medicine and Society Program of the Aspen Institute. In addition to its focus on the biomedical sciences, SSP will engage with several other scientific disciplines, including the natural sciences, data science, and technology, and will explore how these fields intersect with the population at large through areas—such education, economics, and the environment—that cut across all segments of American and global society.
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.
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.
With programs operating in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA, the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing a diverse community of experts to lead the transition to a clean energy economy. CELI believes technological innovation, financial creativity, and increasing public engagement are essential to solving our complex global energy and climate challenges.
We equip young professionals entering the workforce with the skills and expertise to capitalize on these trends and lead the transition to a clean energy economy. Over the last five years, CELI has trained over 500 young professionals across 250+ organizations in clean energy policy, finance and technology.
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.
The Electric Power Supply Association (EPSA) is the national trade association representing America’s competitive power suppliers. EPSA members provide about 150,000 MW of reliable and competitively priced electricity from environmentally responsible facilities using a diverse mix of fuels and technologies including natural gas, wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, storage, biomass and coal. EPSA seeks to bring the benefits of competition to all power customers. Learn more at www.epsa.org and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter @EPSAnews.
The Energy Choice Coalition is an educational and advocacy organization committed to promoting competition and innovation in electricity markets without discriminating against technologies. Consumer-driven energy markets deliver better results than traditional monopoly markets or partly restructured markets by empowering the end user. Competition allows customers to make their own choices with respect to environmental concerns and reliability, and are the most effective way to keep prices low and encourage economic growth, job creation, and innovation. Our goal is to identify the policy barriers to consumer choice and remove them through advocacy.
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.
The Keystone Policy Center is a non-advocacy nonprofit that brings together diverse stakeholders to address pressing and vexing policy issues with shared, action-oriented solutions. Its Energy Board, a learning- and relationship-focused project that Keystone has managed for almost 30 years, comprises roughly 50 individuals who represent different perspectives on energy policy, encompassing expertise from the industry, technology, environment, consumer advocacy, and state and federal government arenas. The group gathers three times a year for candid conversation on timely and complex issues in the energy and climate space.
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 mission of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. NCSE fosters collaboration between the institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge, including scientists in higher education and decision-makers at all levels of government, to strengthen the role and increase the use of science in decision-making.
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 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 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 incubates and accelerates emerging energy solution companies in the DC metro area. We look for high-impact companies that might not fit the traditional DC-area unicorn-hunting investment philosophy. This is the community dedicated to solving the energy problems of today and tomorrow: Athena Power, Aquanta, BEM Controls, Datakwip, exyBox, Lightsense Technology, Manta Biofuel, Pearl Certification, Powerfield Energy, Recurrent Innovative Solutions, Reverse Ionizer, Titan Power, True Algae, Tumalow, Yuck Old Paint. We match these startups with investors and customers so please connect with us for more information.
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.
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 and 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 Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is an educational nonprofit working to facilitate the electric power industry’s smart transition to a clean and modern energy future through education, research, standards and collaboration. SEPA offers a range of research initiatives and resources, as well as conferences, educational events, advisory services, and professional networking opportunities. SEPA is founder and co-sponsor of Solar Power International (now North American Smart Energy Week) and winner of the Keystone Policy Center’s 2016 Leadership in Energy Award. For more information, visit www.sepapower.org.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.