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The past month has seen significant progress around clean vehicles and renewable energy, support from business leaders in California and across the country for including the costs of carbon emissions in future planning and operations, and another court ruling supporting California's successful carbon auctions.

As always, you can check out the latest news and op-eds from Business Alliance members and other opinion leaders by reading this
 recap of op-eds. You can also look at past issues of the eNews here.
Help grow our network of California businesses committed to fostering a clean energy economy. Please invite your colleagues and friends to sign-up to join our growing free network and please make sure to visit our Facebook page and Twitter Feed for regular updates. 

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season!


~Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy

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Featured Member Profile        

Cleantech Law Partners


Cleantech Law Partners is a full-service law firm dedicated exclusively to the renewable energy industry. Their clients include project developers, cleantech companies, financiers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. CLP's legal team has extensive knowledge of the clean technology sector and experience working with renewable energy companies across the United States and around the world.


New proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will be considering utility programs on energy-efficiency, water-energy nexus, alternative-fueled vehicles, and demand response. These and other PUC proceedings are shaping California's clean technology markets, defining the rules that affect clean technology vendors, and impacting how hundreds of millions in utility program dollars are spent. Clean technology companies can actively participate in these proceedings to offer their perspective and positions and influence the PUC's decisions. 


Want to learn more? Contact Paul Kerkorian, at Cleantech Law Partners (866) 233-8064 ext. 156 or pkerkorian@cleantechlaw.com


Featured Event  


Climate Leadership Conference

The annual Climate Leadership Conference (CLC) convenes forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the nonprofit community to address global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.


Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego from February 24-26, the three-day conference convenes around the annual dinner to recognize recipients of the U.S. EPA's Climate Leadership Awards.


The 2014 CLC is a powerful platform for collaboration - exploring energy and climate-related solutions, introducing new opportunities and potential partnerships, and providing support for those addressing climate change in their operations.


Register for the conference here.

Featured Webinar

Webinar: Overview of EPA's ENERGY STAR
Portfolio Manager®: 

EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager is an online tool organizations can use to measure and track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. It can be used to benchmark the performance of one building or a whole portfolio of buildings, all in a secure online environment. Forty percent of commercial building space in the U.S., including 35 percent of the Fortune 500®, are already benchmarking in Portfolio Manager.


In this webinar, attendees will learn about the new, updated version of Portfolio Manager - what it is and how it can be used - as well as hear from guest speakers who have utilized the tool to help achieve their organizations' sustainability and carbon goals.


Sign up for the December 11th webinar  here.

 Featured Grant Opportunity  


Grant Opportunity for Installing
EV Charging Infrastructure


The California Energy Commission is offering competitive grants for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure to benefit projects that will support the growth of EVs as a conventional method of transportation and adoption of plug-in EVs over a wide range of California's population and socio-economic classes. 


The categories for EV charging Infrastructure include:

Destination Charging, Corridor Charging, Workplace Charging, and Multi-Unit Dwellings.


The deadline for submissions is January 28, 2014, and the grant guidelines can be found at:



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Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance for a Green Economy




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Jan. 27-28

Solar Power Generation USA 

(Newport Beach)


Feb. 4-5

Solar Power Generation USA Congress 

(San Diego)


Feb. 10-11

Good Jobs, Green Jobs 

(Washington D.C.)


Feb. 24-26

Climate Leadership Conference 

(San Diego)

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March 26-28 

San Francisco


April 8-9



May 17-20

Climate Ride California 2014 

(San Francisco to Sacramento)


May 19-21

Fortune Brainstorm Green:Sustainable Solutions 

(Laguna Niguel)


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