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July 19, 2013

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July 19, 2013

EESI is a staple on Capitol Hill. Their steady stream of informative, interesting briefings provides very important information about renewable energy and environmental issues to staffers, Representatives and Senators. EESI staff are experts, and very willing to collaborate with different organizations and people to make change happen. I highly recommend this nonprofit.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2013

July 15, 2013

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July 15, 2013

EESI is one of the most efficient and effective non-profits in the field of environmental policy. I had the great pleasure of interning for EESI this past spring, and I must say, I doubt any other internship will ever come close. The staff members are all warm and welcoming, passionate about their work. The briefings and events are informative and interesting.

Along with writing for the organization's weekly publication, Climate Change News, interns were encouraged to take on projects of their own interest. This included fact sheets, briefing notices, and white papers. We were also highly encouraged to go out into the field and take advantage of the many energy and environment events taking place on and around Capitol Hill. Thanks to EESI, I have a greater understanding of the political process and climate change policy than ever before.

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A lot

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Quite well

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Definitely

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2013

June 25, 2013

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June 25, 2013

EESI's smart and diligent staff understand that climate change issues are complex and require systems thinking. These topics are not easily understood, but EESI breaks down information and makes the connections using scientific data in order to education policymakers and citizens. 

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2013

November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

EESI is an organization with a clear mission that they pursue with determination. There is no time wasted, but everyone involved enjoys the ride.

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A lot

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Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

EESI bridges the gap between science and policy, thus playing an essential role in reforming energy policy in the US.

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A lot

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Okay

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

EESI is a truly amazing and hard working organization. I was proud to have been even a small part of their organization. After 4 years in the environmental field, I have yet to see any group of people devote the amount of time, energy, research, and standard of excellence that EESI delivers on a daily basis. They are a constant presence on the Hill and in the offices of Senators and Congressman on both sides of the aisle. I volunteered with this organization thinking I knew almost all there was to know about energy and the environment and in the first day, EESI showed me just how wrong I was. The information I absorbed from the hearings on the Hill are facts that I use in discussions to this day and it is the very type of information that no Congressman or Senator can afford not to consider in their policy decisions.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 8, 2012

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November 8, 2012

EESI jumped-started my career in energy and climate policy. They produce a significant amount of valuable work and hold highly informative briefings.

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2012

November 6, 2012

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November 6, 2012

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is a great organization that works tirelessly to inform the public, policymakers, and stakeholders on environmental and energy issues that affect not only the United States, but the entire World. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute has stayed true to its founding mission of providing accurate, non-partisan information on environmental and energy issues that are more important today than ever.

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2012

November 5, 2012

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November 5, 2012

The EESI team is extraordinarily effective at bringing people together, educating them on energy and environment issues, and working with coalitions to develop and implement solutions. Their small staff is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and totally dedicated to the cause of clean, renewable, efficiently used, energy – to combat climate change while enhancing job creation and energy independence.

Their briefings and publications are invaluable to Congressional staff. A couple of years ago I first attended, as an interested member of the public, one of EESI’s Congressional briefings. EESI’s Carol Werner was knowledgeable and articulate as the moderator. The panel was a mix of private and government representatives. Their combined knowledge covered all facets of the subject. The very large room was filled. A House staffer in the audience shared that he was doing committee work on legislation to facilitate migration to an “intelligent” electrical grid, to reliably and efficiently transmit electricity generated by clean, renewable energy sources. A crisp, intense dialogue between the panel and the staffer ensued - he relied on the information exchange to gain knowledge and insight, and brainstorm ideas, a critical part of the process to create more effective law and policy. EESI holds dozens of briefings each year on a variety of subjects, often at the request of members of Congress from both parties.

As a volunteer“fellow” at EESI for the last year, I have also seen EESI pull diverse groups of people together, public and private; national, regional, or state; left, right, or middle; to lay the foundation for widespread adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency. One such case was when EESI helped design a pilot program to enable energy efficiency retrofits for rural homes. The project uses an innovative financing mechanism – the resident pays for the retrofit cost by making loan payments through their electric bill. The savings from reduced energy use more than offsets the loan payments. The program is creating local jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, reducing usage of foreign oil – and letting people live more comfortably! Some residents used to live in one room of their homes because they could not afford to heat all of it. EESI is now working toward enabling replication of the program, and proposed rules for a federal program have been published.

These are just a couple of examples of the highly talented, dedicated and efficient EESI team at work! By the way, Charity Navigator, the nation's premiere charity evaluator, has given EESI its top rating—4 Stars—five times in a row, something only 4% of non-profits have accomplished.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 2, 2012

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November 2, 2012

As a newcomer to the D.C. area, EESI proves to be an exciting place to immerse oneself in the environmental happenings of our capitol. While interning with EESI, I gained valuable insight into the inner-workings of our government and the importance of coalition-building. EESI provides materials that explain important environmental issues in ways that multiple stakeholders can understand and utilize. Furthermore, EESI proves itself as an active voice on the hill by making timely reposes to environmental news events and legislative affairs. They make an asserted effort to attend events across the city to learn from the research of other organizations and engage in progressive dialogue. The employees of EESI are dedicated to informing policymakers and citizens alike about the importance of achieving innovative solutions to our country's greatest environmental needs. They are central force bringing together important figures in the environmental community to have critical dialogue that drives the policy formation here in D.C. Many thanks for all their hard work and dedication!

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A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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