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Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

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Address:

1112 16th St NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission:

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend. EESI advances innovative policy solutions that set us on a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy path. Founded by a bipartisan Congressional caucus in 1984, EESI today is governed by a diverse Board of Directors made up of environmental, business, academic, and former political leaders. Now an independent organization that receives no Congressional funding, EESI maintains its strong relationship with Congress and serves as a trusted source of credible, non-partisan information on energy and environment solutions. EESI works to achieve its goals through policymaker education, coalition building, and policy development. To educate Congress and other stakeholders, EESI holds highly-respected briefings on Capitol Hill and produces fact sheets, policy papers, and newsletters on the latest science, technology, and policy developments. EESI facilitates communication among diverse stakeholders ― including environmental, business, consumer, national security, public health and other interests ― and their representatives in Washington, DC. We add value to the policy debate as a convener, framer, and synthesizer of issues and ideas. EESI works with Congressional offices on both sides of the aisle to develop "win-win" policy solutions that accomplish multiple objectives such as reducing energy costs for consumers, strengthening national security and global competitiveness, cleaning up our air and water, improving public health, creating jobs, and fighting climate change.

Results:

EESI's impact can be seen in our successful effect on many policy initiatives over the years and the people who turn to us to learn and become involved. Our network includes more than 15,000 individuals who depend on us for news, information, ideas, and insights. We produce three highly acclaimed electronic newsletters. Our Climate Change News, Sustainable Bioenergy, Farms, and Forests, and EESI Update e-newsletters reach thousands. Our factsheets, policy papers, and other materials are often used by media, policymakers, educators, and other groups to educate their members, develop strategies and understand complex situations. Our top 10 results in 2014 were: 1. Celebrated 30 successful, impactful years of educating national policymakers and furthering win-win sustainable solutions. 2. Greatly expanded our initiative to expand housing retrofits with on-bill financing into a national effort to significantly improve the energy efficiency of homes served by rural electric cooperatives and public units. 3. Alerted the policy community and the media about climate change's impacts throughout the United States by showcasing a milestone report, the National Climate Assessment. 4. Examined the Renewable Fuel Standard, which has helped level the playing field for biofuels competing with petroleum products. 5. Redesigned and re-launched a more visually appealing and user-friendly website that attracts over 16,000 unique visitors every month. 6. Highlighted the hundreds of thousands of well-paid jobs being created by the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors throughout the United States. 7. Received resounding positive feedback from our stakeholders, leading to our fourth accolade in a row as a Top-Rated Nonprofit—one of only three environmental nonprofits in Washington, DC, to achieve this feat. 8. Showcased what can be done to make buildings more resilient while also making them more affordable and sustainable. 9. Played a lead role in organizing a successful Congressional Renewable Energy and Efficiency Expo & Policy Forum to connect the renewables and efficiency industry with Capitol Hill. 10. Shed light on the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions using its existing authority as it finalizes its Clean Power Plan.

Target demographics:

EESI focuses on federal policymaker and those who depend on them. These include representatives of EESI's state and local government, industry, labor, embassies, nonprofits, academia, the media, and the general public.public.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

15,000 people who depend on our briefings, annual newsletters, and more.

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

The Energy and Climate Change program advances energy efficiency and renewable energy as a cornerstone of national energy policy. In 2014, EESI organized 22 briefings for over 3,400 members of the policy community. We also expanded our initiative on housing energy retrofits with on-bill financing into a national effort to improve home energy efficiency and comfort without high upfront costs. The Transportation and Sustainable Communities program advances sustainable transportation policies and to help communities make better use of local renewable energy resources and energy efficient technology. The Sustainable Biomass and Energy Program promotes renewable bioenergy as a component in America's climate change mitigation strategy. In 2014, EESI examined the Renewable Fuel Standard, which helped level the playing field for biofuels competing with petroleum. The High Performance Green Buildings Program pushes for policies that reduce energy use while improving comfort and affordability

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2 people found this review helpful

EESI gives the most balanced, useful, complete and relevant information on topics concerning the environment and energy. I use their fact sheets and white papers all the time for my work within these fields. EESI is the Go To organization.

 
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During my summer as an intern for EESI, I was able to learn about the most interesting environmental topics of the day, from renewable energy, to energy efficiency, to sustainable communities, to climate change. Every member of the staff was incredibly knowledgeable about all of these issue areas, and I was extremely impressed by the ability of EESI's relatively small staff to have such a far-reaching impact in the environmental policy world, through their events, web articles, white papers, and weekly newsletters. All of EESI's work truly is helping to advance a more sustainable world.

 
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Went to an event and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of discussion and learning.

 
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EESI puts on great events to bring together industry, non-profit, government, and academics in the renewable energy industry. It plays a vital role and has a much higher profile than many other non-profits in this space.

 
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I Like Very Much Because is Top Solid Platform, on a Easy Simple Way, Well Done.

 
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EESI supports their policy analysis with scientific basis. Their briefings are excellent tools for educating decision-makers and the public in general.

 
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EESI is one of the organizations devoted to the environment and energy issues that is very careful not to make the information they present partisan or inject politics into its information. The organization does not demonize but focuses on expertise for how to make changes without affecting affordability and reliability. I read their material, attend their briefings relatively often and have changed my conclusions and deepened my understanding as the result of their work. They are one of the few "adults" in this particular policy space. Their budget is modest and carefully administered but they have an impact on informing public policy that far exceeds their size. I have watched them work for many years and their consistency of focus on their mission has not changed.

 
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The information shared by EESI is very relevant to understanding current issues, concerns and upcoming events. It is one of my favourite e-letters.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

EESI is my go-to source for environmental and energy updates, information, and opportunities. It is the most comprehensive weekly coverage, as well as totally reliable and in-depth analysis, covering government (White House, agencies, Congress, and courts), private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as partnerships among the sectors.

 
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As an intern for this organization I can say that I am proud to work for EESI. The tireless effort this non-profit puts into its daily work is truly enviable. EESI really takes their mission to heart, combating the climate crisis with nonpartisan information on environmental and energy solutions.

 
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