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Vicki MarinoWIPP National Partner of the Month

Energy and Environment
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WIPP's legislative strategy is to have the greatest possible impact for small business owners. We focus on our economic principles and craft a succinct small business message that we bring directly to members of Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies. Your guidance and advocacy efforts together with political reality allows us to move our agenda forward effectively.
 
 
POLICY CORNER

Energy and Environment Principles:
 

Small businesses are at the forefront of technological innovations in the areas of energy and environment. In 2012, the Department of Energy awarded $1.3 billion in contracts with small businesses, including $305.3 million in WOSB contracts.

 

 1) Adopt a Comprehensive Energy Plan

The federal government should develop a comprehensive energy plan, one that incorporates the use and deployment of domestic energy and alternative energy sources. At the same time, the government should balance the need for smart energy regulations without compromising small businesses' ability to compete.

2) Continue to Provide Research & Development Incentives

Small businesses are on the cutting edge of developing new energy technologies. The federal government should continue to provide adequate funding and incentives for small businesses to continue to develop new technologies through grants and public/private sector investments such as reforming the research and development tax credits for startups. WIPP supports the permanent extension of small business tax credits in the federal debt deal passed at the end of 2012.

 

LEGISLATION

 
The following is a list of legislation that WIPP is actively following:

 

   S. 761    - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013    
 

ENERGY NEWS & POLICY UPDATES 
  
 
 

WIPP HIGHLIGHTS
 
The following is a list of presentations, statements and letters that WIPP has released:

E3 Training 117 - Efficiency and Sustainability: Energy Resource Conservation Solutions
 
E3 Training 150 - Funding Opportunities Through the EPA's Small Business Innovation Research Program
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E3 Training 125 - Energy Trends: What to Expect in 2012 and Beyond
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E3 Training 136 - Understanding Electricity: What Women Know and Want to Know
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E3 Training 135 - Emergency Preparedness for Nuclear in the US
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E3 Training 162 - 10 Steps to Business Preparedness
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