eNews Update | Spring 2017 | www.clean-economy.org            Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter
California's clean economy business leaders have been hard at work this year to educate policymakers and the public about how our state's clean energy and climate policies are helping to create jobs and economic growth that significantly contribute to making our state the 6th biggest economy in the world. 

Cap-and-Trade is one of the programs that has been an effective tool for reducing emissions while creating clean energy investment capital for communities across the state.  The Alliance has joined with a coalition of leading business groups to sign a  Statement of Principles  demonstrating strong support for extending the Cap-and-Trade program. Together these groups collaborate with thousands of large and small businesses from various sectors that collectively employ hundreds of thousands of Californians.

Please check-out this recent Capitol Weekly op-ed "In Defense of Cap and Trade" by Alliance members Meg Arnold (Valley Vision) and Tim McCrae (Silicon Valley Leadership Group).

Please let us know if you and your company are interested in supporting our education initiatives around Cap-and-Trade.

The Business Alliance was proud to help sponosr the annual CoolCalifornia Small Business Awards held earlier this year. You can learn more about the program and the most recent business recipients here.

Please take a moment to check out a number of important upcoming clean economy conferences and events listed below

We are decluttering your inbox with fewer eNews editions, but you can find the latest news and updates on our website or by following us on  Twitter and Facebook.

Wishing you a productive Spring!

~Wendy James
Director, California Business Alliance  
Calendar at a Glance


AltCar Expo
May 11 
Oakland, CA 

May 7 - 10
San Francisco, CA

May 25
Redwood City, CA
See more details here
Use Promo Code ESS17BA for 25% Discount

June, 2017

June 10
Portland, OR

June 14 & 15
Fresno, CA 

Pathway to 2050
June 21
Sacramento, CA
See more details here

NetZero 2017
August 24
Commerce, CA 

August 30
Los Angeles, CA
Use Promo Code PartnerCleanEconomy
for 10% discount

September 19 - 22 
Santa Clara 

October 19

Renewable Energy Markets
October 22 - 24
New York, NY 
Featured Member Event
2017 Silicon Valley Energy and Sustainability Summit
Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Join the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) on May 25 at Oracle HQ for their 5th annual Energy and Sustainability Summit!  

The California Business Alliance for a Clean Economy is excited to be a partner at this year's Summit and to be a part of the conversation focused on the business case for advancing corporate sustainability and climate actions. This event will include C-suite plenaries, informative breakout sessions, and a number of case studies all focused on positive impacts to your bottom line. 

Save 25% with promo code: ESS17BA
Featured Event

Pathway to 2050: Delivering the Promise

Advanced Energy Economy's (AEE's)  annual California energy policy event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California's economy through the growth of advanced energy.  Pathway to 2050 offers plenty of networking opportunities to meet with others in the advanced energy industry as well as state policy-makers.

Featured speakers include:
  • The Honorable Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tempore, California State Senate
  • Tom Steyer, Founder and President, NextGen Climate
  • Martin Hermann, CEO, 8minutenergy Renewables
  • Kevin Payne, CEO, Southern California Edison
  • Janea Scott, California Energy Commissioner
  • Chris Megerian, Reporter, LA Times
  • Dan Morain, Editorial Page Editor and Political Affairs Columnist, Sacramento Bee
  • Cassandra Sweet, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Featured News

Trump's Pro-Coal Orders Are Doomed to Fail

The Trump Administration cannot halt the revolution that is underway in energy, which is the world's largest marketplace. Globally, there are now more  jobs in renewable energy  than in oil, gas and coal combined. If annual installations continue to  grow at rates  declining from today's, there will still be  enough clean power  for each of the 9 billion people who will populate the Earth in 2050.

Electric transportation is also showing rapid growth. While electric vehicles represent just .15 percent of global motor vehicles, their numbers rose by 50 percent between 2015 and 2016. Now, more than two million electric vehicles drive on the world's roads. 

Read the full article here.
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Wendy James
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