Clean Energy

MA Chambers Get High-Powered Briefing from Energy Secretary Matt Beaton and State Senator Marc Pacheco

MA Chambers Get High-Powered Briefing from Energy Secretary Matt Beaton and State Senator Marc Pacheco

Lots of information was shared on the recent briefing call with MA policymakers, here's a re-cap:

Fayetteville Becomes Latest City to Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy

Fayetteville Becomes Latest City to Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy

“We know that many businesses—including our largest member, Walmart—want to fully power their operations with clean energy,” “said Steve Clark, President of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. “It’s important that we support them in seizing the economic opportunities in the clean energy transition.”

Ann Silver, on the Governor’s Energy Choice Committee, Focuses on the Role of Clean Energy, Other Issues Important to Millennials

Ann Silver, on the Governor’s Energy Choice Committee, Focuses on the Role of Clean Energy, Other Issues Important to Millennials

When Ann Silver took over the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce a year ago, she quickly identified a challenge that many local chamber leaders face: She calls it the “cannibalizing of the chamber brand.”

There was a rise in new professional groups that presented competition for members, and, in her view, a need to take a fresh look at the question: What value proposition does a local chamber of commerce offer its members?

In VA, Roanoke Chamber Hosts Governor, Clean Energy Business Roundtable

In VA, Roanoke Chamber Hosts Governor, Clean Energy Business Roundtable

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted Gov. McAuliffe at a Clean Energy Business Roundtable in September to highlight the economic benefits clean energy is delivering to the businesses and communities of Southwest Virginia—and how to continue to grow clean energy investments and jobs.

NC Legislators, Chambers, Businesses Celebrate Clean Energy Innovation

NC Legislators, Chambers, Businesses Celebrate Clean Energy Innovation

From Greensboro to Kinston, Fayetteville to Raleigh, local chambers, legislators and business leaders gathered this week to celebrate the state’s business and political leaders pioneering innovation in the clean energy space.

Home of “The Rock”, Lehigh Valley Chamber Focuses on Energy

Home of “The Rock”, Lehigh Valley Chamber Focuses on Energy

The Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce spans Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is among the 10 largest local chambers in the nation. It has nearly 5,000 members who employ more than 200,000 people. So it’s only fitting that when this Chamber took on energy, including in Pennsylvania—a state the Pew Charitable Trust recently characterized as a rising clean energy leader—it did so in a big way.

In Coal Country, WV Chamber Builds Focus On Energy Efficiency

In Coal Country, WV Chamber Builds Focus On Energy Efficiency

The Charleston Area Alliance, an economic development giant that includes the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, is promoting a vision for 2030 that predicts the region will be nationally recognized for “developing and commercializing innovative energy technologies.”

Chamber Leads Program to Deliver Solar Energy Savings to Members

Chamber Leads Program to Deliver Solar Energy Savings to Members

The Metro South Chamber of Commerce in Brockton, Massachusetts, is housed in the building where Thomas Edison first perfected one of his greatest lighting innovations. Today, the Metro South Chamber is extending that history of energy innovation by pioneering a new national program designed to help local chambers of commerce and their member businesses take advantage of cost savings from installing solar energy.

Local MI Chamber Creates Solar Manufacturing Hub

Local MI Chamber Creates Solar Manufacturing Hub

Working hand-in-hand with Saginaw Future, the economic development agency for Saginaw County, the two organizations decided to try to increase demand for solar in Michigan by working with local governments to streamline permitting processes for companies interested in installing renewables. They launched four “Solar Ready Community” pilot projects using the streamlined permitting processes and helped develop the infrastructure necessary for local businesses to install solar panels.

Amidst Shutdown, Chambers Bring Clean Energy Message to Washington

Amidst Shutdown, Chambers Bring Clean Energy Message to Washington

Braving a government shutdown and a Capitol Hill lockdown, local chamber of commerce leaders last week delivered a powerful message of clean energy as an engine of economic development directly to five U.S. Senators and an equal number of House members and their staffs.