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Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

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Causes: Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Pollution Abatement & Control

Mission: The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advance science-based solutions for climate change, energy, and environmental challenges. Our vision is a sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. 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. As 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.

Results: EESI's influence can be seen in our successful impact on many federal policy initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen our resilience to the climate impacts we are already feeling. Our work spans energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable mobility, better buildings, and community resilience. Thousands depend on our briefings/livecasts, factsheets, and technical assistance to reinforce and implement winning, workable solutions to climate change. With so much bad news about climate change pummeling us, we wanted to highlight more solutions. This year, we launched our new email newsletter, Climate Change Solutions. The biweekly publication also tracks federal policy related to climate. Our factsheets, issue briefs, and other materials are often used by media professionals, policymakers, educators, and other groups to educate their members, develop strategies, and understand complex situations. We’ve also expanded our use of video. Our recent top accomplishments include: 1. Helping South Carolina electric cooperatives obtain a zero-interest federal loan for $13 million to make low- and moderate-income households more energy efficient. 2. Spreading strategies for the development and/or improvement of on-bill financing and electrification programs 3. Playing an active role in the passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), an important reform that makes it easier for communities to prepare for disasters, and to rebuild better after they have been struck. 4. Setting the stage for passage of the PREPARE Act, which coordinates extreme weather preparedness across the federal government 5. Engaging with Congressional offices and the broader policymaking community on efforts to promote climate resilience across the United States 6. Showcasing the importance of federal energy and housing programs for low-income families 7. Holding Congressional briefings to help advocate for the Farm Bill’s renewable energy, energy efficiency, and environmental conservation provisions 8. Raising awareness of the Administration's efforts to avoid releasing public transit funds that had been appropriated by Congress in 2017 and 2018. Projects that were being deprived of resources were in many cities around the country including Dallas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New York, and Minneapolis. 9. Examining the promise of battery electric buses, inspiring media attention and policymakers. 10. Emphasizing the national security impacts of climate change.

Target demographics: 1) Policy community: One primary target audience is the federal policymaking community, including Congressional staff and federal agencies. We want to reach Democrats, Republicans, and independents, so our outreach must be tailored to different concerns. 2) General Public: In addition to the policy community, EESI aims to serve the general public by making accurate, actionable information on climate problems and solutions widely available. 3) Utilities: EESI works nationwide to support electric cooperatives and green banks to develop inclusive on-bill financing and beneficial electrification programs for their members or customers to afford energy upgrades. Through this, we indirectly help households and small businesses -- especially lower-income homeowners or renters who are unable to take advantage of rebates or grants -- reduce their overall energy costs and cut emissions.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Broadly, we are providing services that can benefit a non-profit, member-driven utility ecosystem that includes 850 electric distribution co-ops, 65 G&T electric co-ops, and 2,000 public power utilities (most of which serve rural communities), and by extension their 89 million combined members/customers. These utilities’ small size and general lack of generation facilities put many in an excellent position to embrace efficiency, energy storage, and/or community energy (e.g., solar)—yet their small size often means they lack the technical and financial capacity to set up such programs independently. Because our goal is to scale energy efficiency retrofits up dramatically, we also seek to serve local nonprofit organizations by providing them with better tools, information, and stories to lay important groundwork for new programs—and to use communication tools to help drive the narrative supporting these programs.

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: Federal Climate Policy Program EESI is a nonpartisan policy institution. It fills a critical need: turning complex concepts into accessible information, inviting decision makers from both sides of the aisle to ask questions, and finding solutions to climate change, the most urgent threat facing the world today. We work to curb climate change by advancing all forms of renewable energy and energy efficiency and increase resilience to current and future climate impacts in an equitable way. It is crucial for our country to understand the economic and human costs of climate change that climate-vulnerable communities bear, and how to reduce those through advancing resilience measures and mitigating emissions. We engage with policymakers about how coordinating for extreme weather preparedness across the federal government and supporting regional, state, and local action can help assess vulnerabilities and implement cost-effective resilience strategies. Taking action to ensure that buildings and other infrastructure can better withstand disasters will save lives and money. Access Clean Energy Savings Program EESI develops clean energy opportunities for communities through the Access Clean Energy Savings Program. "On-bill financing" gives small utilities--electric cooperatives and municipal utilities—the capacity to offer their customers the ability to finance energy improvements that are then repaid over time on their energy bills, reducing their overall payments and freeing up cash flow for other needs. Creating a Talent Pipeline with the Richard L. Ottinger Internship Program EESI’s paid internship program provides interns with substantive experiences that help them start careers in climate change policy, federal government leadership, advocacy groups, and forward-thinking businesses. Interns gain insight into the workings of Congress and the federal legislative process, knowledge of significant environmental and energy issues, and an understanding of how a nonprofit works. Interns play an integral role at EESI; many former interns tell EESI that the internship was critical to launching their career in the environmental sector. During the pandemic, EESI has continued its intern program, transitioning it to a remote internship experience. EESI is building relationships with Washington, DC area schools that are at least as diverse as the country’s student population, as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative.

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215 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Sam W.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The approach to sustainable energy and resilience for repeatable and transformable use, of less damaging and more affordable electricity and the generation of, this storable and nationwide achievable balance to all who rely on the conveniences of the 21st century are discussed openly and understandably through your site. Nick Egret

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EESI_Susan Thank you so much for your kind review! We deeply value your input and are glad you found our site to be practical and understandable.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

EESI does a great job bringing a variety of voices to the table to discuss environmental and energy issues.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

In the early pandemic, I was searching for inspiration and began to listen to EESI's podcast and webinar recordings. The important connection-building and resource-sharing of their small team kept me motivated to be a similar bridge-builder in my own climate career. Keep up the good work, EESI!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Needed reliable facts about Climate Change. EESI has proved to be not only reliable,but truly verifiable and readable. Readable is essential to bring the average citizen into the discussion(s) about Climate Change. There is an abundance of ready made opinion about CLIMATE CHANGE; there is a shortage of reliable, verifiable and, truly important, readable information about climate change. Many sources promise factual information; EESI actually delivers reliable, verifiable and, certainly readable information. Best of all, practical and, as we are learning, productive.

1 jaxontolbert

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Through the generosity of the Richard L. Ottinger Internship Program, I had the immense privilege of spending this past summer with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute as their Access Clean Energy Savings Intern. From my first day on the job, I was extremely impressed by both the wealth of knowledge brought to the table by team members, as well as the extent to which the organization operates cohesively towards their common vision of a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. Throughout my experience, I felt strongly like a member of the team, and I am incredibly grateful for the guidance and mentorship provided by all of the team members throughout my internship and to this day. From hosting interactive and comprehensive congressional briefings on grid modernization to publishing in-depth issue briefs on critical subjects like rural broadband access, EESI remains on the front lines of increasing public and congressional awareness of and access to exceptional educational information on innovative climate solutions for all Americans. With this five-star review, I highly recommend and will continue to promote EESI as an outstanding resource for all things sustainability, energy efficiency, and environmentally focused.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was very fortunate to intern at EESI early in my career. I can't overstate how enriching of an experience it was, and I will always cherish my time there. Having the opportunity to see what goes on behind-the-scenes to lead to their impactful work on the hill was a joy.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am an Mechanical engineering post graduate from a top rated institute in my country (India) . I (57) continue for an Socially trust worthy and Ethical organization of which i will be ever proud of. I had been championed for learning thru out my career. I finished my Doctorate in Sustainable manufacturing area 4 years back. My thought while pursuing my thesis work was to leave this world in peace and joy , when i leave this physical body to Heaven as per my (Hindu) Religion.

Last year i was assigned to work for Advanced Engineering (Electronic/Embedded products) in the field of Automotive steering of which i was just beginning to become familiar . Mind you we never heard of massive electrification and Automation of Vehicles to L2 at that time (2016) in India when my interest started on additional Electrification projects in my role as Head of Corporate Product Engineering as Sr.VP.

I was at loss of mind for nearly 3 ~5 months last year during the Tough Covid times work from home in terms of irreparable mind upset . I became normal from August and started work with great hyper activeness and found Electronics cause Electrical machines to damage environments due to use of unfriendly non-renewables energy like batteries and solar panels while recycling too. I contacted many of the top rated institutes and could not get a correct feedback.

I had a bit experience in literature search during my Ph.D days and probably started in the wrong place trying to find practical solution to solve my electronic gap understanding in research papers . Leaving that aside, more i learnt about electronics, i came across several shocking and exciting stuffs and figured out how to solve the worlds problem.

We had been trained by JUSE of Japan for our exams of Deming and Grand Deming Prize for years and the simplest thig came from Prof.Dr.Deming . To solve EE problem we have to do PDCA at every level and tell about that to others. And your Website is the one of the location allowing and giving me freedom to express this .

Deskill and reskill employees for new projects while Train and Retrain people to do PDCA on combing Energy and Environment targets and allow them to accept their own versions o their activity for next 2 years. WE will be back to normal of 100 years back .

You need to develop green-u-men concept and measure with a Green device implanted to them to remotely monitor and all them to use material stuff. This will green human and earth together for next millions of generations.

Long life earth, environment, Energy and green-e(u)-man!

Thanks

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer with the Environmental and Energy Study Institute since 2019, I have had the privilege of seeing first-hand the outstanding, dedicated, and effective work of the committed team at EESI. The extraordinarily talented staff consistently delivers on its mission of bringing thorough, objective, and comprehensive information on climate, energy, the environment, and resilience to a congressional audience, executive agencies, state and local government officials, and members of the public through well-crafted briefings and publications.

EESI’s impact as a trusted source of accurate, relevant, and timely information extends well beyond its relatively small size. The organization’s On Bill Financing Program continues to make a powerful contribution to energy conservation around the country helping homeowners and communities make their homes more efficient. EESI’s intern program gives young people experience and a valuable start for some to careers in environmental and climate work, helping to train the next generation of committed professionals. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is truly an exceptional organization that is certainly worthy of a five-star rating by Great Non-Profits.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Good environmental and climate policy is grounded in solid evidence based, unbiased, and comprehensive information. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is an exceptional organization with a committed and talented staff that brings high quality information to members of congress and their staff, federal, state and community government employees, and the public. EESI's briefings, outstanding web site, and publications on a broad range of issues focusing on climate change and resilience, conservation, and rural energy efficiency through its highly effective On Bill Financing program is making a difference for good in Washington and across the country. The excellent and consistent contribution by EESI to the formulation of good climate, energy, and environmental policy deserves the highest recognition as a great nonprofit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an intern in the Fall 2021 cohort and I loved my experience. Everyone at EESI is passionate about the work they do and very supportive and encouraging to interns. Their internship program is robust and well-organized. I especially appreciated EESI’s commitment to providing professional development opportunities for their interns. I have no doubt that the skills that I gained from this internship will be valuable in my future career. I was also impressed by their dedication to providing detailed and useful articles, papers, and briefings on the latest environmental policies and innovative solutions. I’ve interned at several other environmental nonprofits and my experience at EESI has been the best by far.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had an exceptional experience as an intern at EESI. The staff is knowledgable, welcoming, and dedicated to their work. They are able to effectively inform federal policy through their briefings, publications, and connections with numerous congressional offices. EESI is also committed to developing future climate and energy professionals through their robust internship program which provides interns with mentorship and professional development opportunities.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

EESI has always been on top of the issues that matter the most to those working to create a sustainable and just future. Despite the pandemic difficulties of the last two years, they have continued to exceed expectations, with cutting-edge white papers and briefings that keep us all informed and with ideas to help us really make a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A beacon of clarity on environmental issues that affect us, our health, and the health of our planet. EESI has redoubled its efforts to get timely information to where it can be most effective (especially Capitol Hill) and advance viable solutions, without partisanship.

1 rottinger

Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI is a superb organization that informs Members of Congress about environmental issues on which they may be called to vote. It holds briefings attended on average by more than 100 participants including many Members and their staffs as well as interested members of the public. The briefings are conducted by leading national and international experts in the relevant fields. They have a superb staff and an excellent financial situation

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Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI plays a critical role, primarily informing Members of Congress about the environmental issues coming before Congress. EESI offers briefings on a wide range of critical issues, such as the means of addressing climate change, the role of climate change in national security, the possibilities and problems of geoengineering, the role of agriculture, biofuels and nuclear energy in resolving climate and pollution challenges. The average attendance at these briefings, open to the public, is more than half congressional staffs. The organization has a major program relating to on-bill financing of renewable energy focused on cooperatives, and a new initiative on resilience measures to deal with cimate change consequences. It is a splendidly managed organization, running balanced budgets and accumulating a substantial surplus. It is an exceptional dedicated staff of experts in the various fields in which it operates.

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Bob S.8

Client Served

Rating: 4

No-nonsense, data-driven presentations useful for legislators and policy advocates, critical as the United States finally starts seriously grappling with evolving the economy so that the country can have responsible limits on GHG emissions and other pollutants. Key insights from these briefings are immediately available on Twitter and available within a few days on their website and by email. Presentations include diverse working experts from industry and government along with selective thought-leaders.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Degree of focus on broader customer service ambitions: From transactional to mission-critical, the degree of focus on broader customer service ambitions will influence the scale and capabilities needed for customer service technologies including CEC. One of the most critical factors in customer cent

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

EESI does amazing work! They are truly one of the best non profits I have ever come across.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI is a phenomenal organization that provides information and data on climate challenges and climate change solutions. Its information is derived from many sources and is used to help inform Congress and local, state and federal agencies. EESI helps to create dialog and to develop solutions to environmental and energy challenges. The information is compelling. They are at the forefront of the tsunamic climate effects that truly threaten our environment and our future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great upbeat group of people to work with and learn with. Great way to stay up on the latest developments and thinking in a wide range of environmental issues and federal government responses.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

EESI is my go-to source for information on federal climate policy. The briefings are interesting, the fact sheets are informative, the staff is helpful, and I love getting Climate Change Solutions every other week!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don’t work in the climate policy space but have learned so much about the issues through Climate Change Solutions! Thanks EESI!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Really consistently high quality newsletter that's focused on interesting things happening in the world and climate solutions rather than just more political griping and 'world-is-gonna-end'-ism.

1 umaatre98

Volunteer

Rating: 5

EESI is an amazing organization that works hard to inform the public of current environmental and energy issues. I was an intern with the organization from January 2020-June 2020 and the staff is incredibly passionate, genuine and hard working. Their briefings are comprehensive and inclusive of all sustainability/resilience ideas.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with EESI is one of the most influential and important experiences I’ve ever had. I was an intern with the organization for about 6 months, and all throughout I learned, grew and felt supported by the staff. EESI is made up of intelligent and caring individuals who are working tirelessly to make a positive change in the environmental field and tackle climate change. The work they do to inform congress and the general public about ongoing environmental and energy policy issues is invaluable.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with EESI over summer 2020 and was blown away by the passion and knowledge of the entire team. Their intentionality behind the intern program alone is astounding, from paying their interns (quite the find in DC), to giving interns real, meaningful projects, I would recommend an internship at EESI to anyone. EESI’s work informing congress through fact -based, easy to understand, timely information is invaluable, and serves as an example of the way our democracy should work.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the immense privilege of working with EESI this summer on their Development Team and had an amazing experience. EESI is an amazing organization that works with policymakers on Capitol Hill to pass meaningful and just climate solutions. They also host virtual briefings with expert panelists, publish numerous articles covering a wide range of topics focused on climate change mitigation, and detailed fact sheets and reports that are all accessible to the general public. As an intern, I received lots of valuable advice and greatly appreciated the supportive and nurturing environment the staff created for me and the other interns. All of the staff are incredibly passionate about and dedicated to their work and I look forward to seeing EESI continue to thrive in the future.

2 Hamilton S.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The EESI is one of those small but heavy-hitting non-profits that is focused on engaging stakeholders and policymakers on today's pressing environmental and energy issues. From virtual briefings to its latest report on coastal resiliency, the EESI employs numerous strategies to spread its message and ensure decision-makers are properly informed. I recently interned with the EESI during the fall of 2020 as part of the organization's Access Clean Energy Savings team. Through my internship experience, I saw the behind-the-scenes running of the organization. The EESI's success is the result of the hard work and dedication of its employees. Each member, from the interns to the organization's leadership, believes whole-heartedly in the EESI's mission, and everyone is committed to leaving their mark on the organization's work. I was profoundly impressed with the organization's detailed reports, informative briefings, and interesting articles. But most of all, I was blown away by the quality people who work there. Under the leadership of Dan Bresette and others, the organization has gathered a world-class team of talented individuals. I know the EESI will continue to perform impressive work long into the future because the organization has proven it can adapt and thrive in the changing social, environmental, and economic context in which it operates. I would highly recommend the EESI to anyone interested in engaging and supporting an environmental non-profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as a Policy Intern at EESI during the spring and summer of 2020, and had an incredible experience. EESI's work to inform policymakers and the general public on pressing environmental and energy policy issues is critical, and the organization's staff is dedicated to promoting climate solutions that take into account the needs of all people. The staff of EESI are all committed to the goals of mitigating and adapting to climate change, and do so by cultivating an organization that was wonderful to work at. I felt like a valued part of a team from the first week of my internship, and received valuable opportunities and constant support for my professional growth. In a year full of unexpected challenges, EESI continues to work toward solutions to the climate crisis with compassion and dedication.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a Policy Intern here, and I can honestly say it is my favorite and most rewarding internship I've ever done! From Day 1, the staff was so welcoming, kind, helpful, and smart, and I immediately felt comfortable in the team. Going into it, I knew I would learn a lot about a range of environmental policy topics, but I was still blown away by how much I actually learned about so many different things. This internship instilled strong research and writing techniques, and encouraged learning opportunities by attending events and briefings around DC (including being involved in putting on our own briefings). I can't even stress how valuable this experience was for me. Everything that EESI does is truly a team effort, and they are making such a positive impact in the world, always putting out high quality information and keeping Congress educated on important issues. I look forward to seeing the great work EESI does in the future!

1 Kristy M.3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This work is very helpful for both domestic and international perspectives.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI provides relevant information in a timely manner without the partisan bias you often see in communications about critical clean energy topics of the day. I have relied on the information from EESI over three decades and find their material and their briefings to be of great value.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

EESI is a dynamic, focused organization that advances sustainability through direct engagement with members of Congress and their staffs. Their evidence-based analyses on climate, environment, and clean energy issues help decision-makers understand complex subjects in order to make tough decisions that will benefit society and the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having served in Congress for 10 years, I don't know what I would have done without the excellent, informative, comprehensive briefings of the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. They assembled experts that even our own Congressional Committees failed to consider!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The briefing on nuclear decommissioning was the most comprehensive, fact filled analysis of today's nuclear. The information provided is essential for all policy makers and citizens to review BEFORE any further discussion is had about 'new', costly nuclear options to address climate. We already have the 'least cost solutions' of energy efficiency, and renewables at our finger tips. Let's stop wasting taxpayers dollars, destabilizing the environment AND jeopardizing our national security.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI is making a significant and positive impact on climate education of our nations leaders. The value proposition is tremendous.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Climate action supporters are exposed to high volumes of news of climate change every day through various headlines, many of which go unnoticed.
EESI distills the most news-worthy developments in a succinct manner and streamlines the information dissemination process. Through the newsletter many of the most forefront and prominent topics become accessible to the reader. The reader can trust that they remain abreast of the latest developments on a single platform

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an exciting time for this well run and effective non-profit! The issue of climate change is roaring back despite the Current Administration's lack of support for action. EESI is DIRECTLY assisting both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to understand the urgency of this issue, the complexity of our challenges and solutions - and helping to show the way to a real and timely path forward. EESI is engaged in bringing the voices of Americans facing the consequences of climate change to speak and meet with policymakers. EESI leadership is one of the leading organizations helping to turn the political tide toward justice and progress.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was a Congressional staffer for 20 years and White House staff for 6 years. I grew to respect and support EESI because it is a trusted source of excellent, substantive information on some of the most complex issues of our time. This non-profit makes a unique and necessary contribution to the understanding and problem solving needs of Congress, state and local government, corporations and NGOs. I am glad I can finally give back to EESI through Board service.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Greatly thankful to the EESI for sharing the latest insights on climate security - the briefing "A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change", which was hosted by the Center for Climate and Security and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Looking forward to the next engagement!

Armen Asryan, PhD candidate in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As chairman of this organization for ten years I have been overwhelmingly impressed by the dedication of the staff to the mission, and also increasing recognition by outsiders as to the effectiveness of the EESI educational efforts. Frankly there is no better on
Line environmental scan of recent developments in the climate change space then the relaunched “Climate Solutions” newsletter by EESI.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a climate change enthusiast and am presently doing Ph.D. in climate change issues in India. I have had nearly 7 years of experience of working in disaster management areas in government of india. I find EESI selfless initiatives very very appealing and forthcoming for the cause of humankind. The kind of awareness generation you people are doing and the kind of encouragement we people get from your works, is awesome. One day i wish to join EESI in some capacity and contribute my little bit in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction mainstreaming into developmental activities as well as community resilience in this regard.

1 Erin De V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

February 13 was my first EESI briefing. I didn't know what to expect, but within moments after the briefing started I knew what the objectives were and why they were having this particular briefing. I have signed up for the EESI newsletter and hope to hear more about water scarcity, water quality protection efforts, and coastal adaptation and resilience projects throughout the country.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EESI brings critical voices to Washington and beyond to address issues, solutions and pathways forward that are grounded in science and policy that makes sense.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The EESI reports are robust, straight-forward and understandable to the average citizen. The interactive version offers an easily digestible portrayal of the state of affairs along with explanations of why the numbers matter. Reports encourage participation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

EESI provides webinars and papers that address the issues pertinent to my community. We are volunteers to Citizens Climate Lobby, members of the local League of Women Voters, and others.) The webinar on electric vehicles contributed to the education of the volunteers who lobbied our city to add charging stations. The Growing Role of Renewable Energy briefing was also shared and earlier webinars on the status of financing renewables. To name a few.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Up-to date information!
I am willing to volunteer in Thailand. I have no formal training. I need suggestions and direction.
Climate change is THE WORLD ISSUE ... all others pail to it.

UDYAMA

Board Member

Rating: 5

Brief Note on UDYAMA

UDYAMA is a Development Catalytic Organization close to three-decades with an emotional relationship with communities , institutions & working with various constituents having strong exposure in implementation Research of agro-ecology development & community-resilience-process . Our enhanced outreach with local, regional, international organizations micro-macro linkages is well built . UDYAMA is deeply advocating localize the SDGs and pursuing for local action & global networking towards risk informed resilient development, community adaptation with special advancement to food, water, nutrition improvement , cluster growth & expansion in western & coastal Odisha and neighboring states. And now UDYAMA is the one of the Partner Organization to Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) Powered by FAO & UNEP, it is called as The One Planet Network under the framework of Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP).

UDYAMA, (www.udyama.org ) is embarking on citizen-actions on mainstreaming resilience building with the framework of UNISDRR in order to maximizing benefit of readiness, preparedness, better restoration of Livelihoods Infrastructure rehabilitation. Influencing policy to add value on cross cutting programs like ecosystem & nature based solutions, wise water use, bringing small innovations in livelihoods infrastructure at community is our prime target. Besides sustained effort to minimize loss, damages, allied risks & vulnerability in leveraging resources with END-WATER-POVERTY campaign, deepening governance on water and local biodiversity & capitalizing mainstream resources impact to livelihoods of small holdings connecting climate-justice are well demonstrated. We always advocate a broad based livelihoods in cultivating solutions for people& planet that has added value for money for Eco-prenures connecting social, ecological, human capital as matter to Next-Development-Challenges.

UDYAMA is personally & professionally associated with many local, national international institutes
Network member Ecosystem Services Partnership & Global soil Partnership,
Climate Change Technology Network(CTCN) an extended technical wing of UNFCCC,
Life-member of Indian Association of Soil and Water-Conservation, Dehradun, India.
Life-Member of Orissa Environmental Society, Bhubaneswar.
Life member India Water Partnership & Global Water Partnership ,& Global Environment Facility
Life Member of Indian Red Cross society,
Network member to Revitalizing Rain-fed Agriculture (RRA) & SRI India,
Network Member of Stakeholder Forum, AGWA, Water Climate Coalition, CLEAN, member Earth Day Network
Network , member to End Water Poverty Campaign, WSSCCC , SusanA , S2S, Gender and Water Alliance, water allies, Member Global soil Partnership.
Network member asia-sdgs-platform
Network-member of eradication of Hunger & Poverty, Network member APRCEM,
Network member of, UNGLOBAL COMPACT, GACSA-FAO, UNISDR,UNESCAP,
National focal Point & member Regional Steering Committee for Asia at GNDR ,CHS, C4C,SPHERE, member with Urban Poverty Migration , ACCCRN, CANSA, ,weAdapt ,WOCAT-, ICLEI ,SAMHITA, Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves.
Roster Expert UNHABITAT, Observer UNFCCC , Roster-Expert CDKN , Observer-UNCCD ,
UDYAMA is one of the Best NGOs awardees on Rural Reconstruction & Environment in 2006 , International Awardees on Environment 2014 FromKyobo foundation Seoul & Best NGOs on Water Harvesting from UNESCO-2016 and many. For other details please log on links:
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Chronology of Awards & Accolades, Networking
2006- Best NGO Award for Rural Reconstruction & Environment
2008- Participation Award for the year of International Year of sanitation
2009- best Social organization
2010- best organisation in social service
2010- Utkal Gourav award - Sishu samaj
2010-Accredited to End water Poverty Campaign
2012- Accreditation from UNCONGO
2012-Partner To Global Water Partnership
2012- the e-ngo award from DEF -
2014- International Award for Environment -
2014- member organisation Citynets
2014-Accredited to NIOS National Institute for Open Schooling , Ministry of HRD, GoI,
2015 Accredited to Low carbon Development Strategies
2015 Accredited to Sustainable Water and Sanitation for all,
2016 Accredited to Global Environment Facility
2016-UNESCO-water Digest Award for Best NGO on Water Harvesting
2016 Partner In sanitation & Water for All
2017- Partner with Sensitize to Sanitize (S2S)
2017- Accredited to UNEP & UNEA
2017- National focal point of GNDR from South Asia
2017-Multistakeholder Advisor Committee to Sustainable food Systems Powered y FAO/UNEP under SCP-10YFP, Now UDYAMA is one of the Partners
2018- Accredited to Global Soil Partnership
2018- Roster Expert CANADEM
2018 Roster Expert NAP
2018- Accredited Soil Partnership,
2019- Best NGO Award for Environment by BWW
2019- Best NGO Worked to support communities in Cyclone FANI

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Rating: 5

Was able to use the fact sheets to better understand the global economy

1 Andreas P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There is an abundance of information on Climate change which can often be confusing as various writers often try to impress or exaggerate matters. EESI provides clear, succinct information as well as references for further reading, from reliable sources. It provides the information in a non-'pompous' manner so as to focus on the science behind the issues and the actions which need to be taken rather than who is to blame etc.
I wish them the best of luck in their initiative and I will definitely do my part to help them achieve their goals, which afterall are / should be the goals of mankind.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am Ghanashyam Singh from India, Manipur University. I work here as a PhD research scholar, my work is base on anatomical data of tree to find the climate changes which has happened in centuries, its called dendroclimatology.

Recently in last 2 to 3 decades in our State, Manipur I see the amount of deforestation is at climax stage. To reduce these, I have planted several thousand trees in Koubru mountain and different places called Sacred Groove. I want help from all possible sources to continue doing what I do to help metigate this climate changes due to deforestation.

I am new in this nonprofit and don't have much thoughts about this, but i feel it will give good information about my work

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The sheet will be used as a work document for french student.
Very interesting

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been an association executive for over 20 years, and EESI is one of only a handful of organizations where your donation dollar gets best mileage. EESI is apolitical and dedicated to bringing about a new, low-emissions economy based on energy efficiency and renewable energy. It's funded by pragmatic people and pragmatic foundations. Its bipartisan agenda gets the ears of those on Capitol Hill and state governments as well.

EESI is truly dedicated to environmental sustainability, and its platform is gaining more credibliity every day.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

El sol, es nuestro principal fuente de energía, por una generación más ecoeficiente, usemos energías limpias.

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EESI_Susan 09/09/2019

Muchas gracias por su comentario. Nuestro trabajo es difundir las ideas que necesitamos mas energy limpias y renovables.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A useful source for news and updates which don't appear elsewhere!

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EESI_Susan 09/09/2019

We're pleased you find our news and updates useful! Thank you so much for reviewing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We in west central Dutchess County New York are now experiencing the construction of an
imense methane burning gas plant which is due to fire up late fall or early winter. Although
we live in a beautiful, bucolic , pastoral eden ,our air quality is already compromised . The activation of this plant will not be good .Some local people believe community action may
halt the activation of this plant that is finnanced by global investment . I believe the need
for this plant has to be replaced by the establishment of local energy production collectives.
I accessed this site to research this oppertunity.

1 Mike E.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very valuable information on what is being done, and what can be done to counter the looming climate change problem.

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EESI_Susan 09/09/2019

Thank you for saying so! We are glad you find our work to be valuable in finding climate solutions.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Solid timely clean energy reports on a variety of topics followed by top-tier experts and speakers in the subsequent EESI Capitol Hill educational events. No other group offers this breadth and depth of information and experts within the clean energy field.

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EESI_Susan 09/09/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review, and thank you again for such a kind comment! We work hard to make sure effective solutions against climate change are heard.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Ms. Williams introduce me to the company and suggest me to check the entire web page for my interests.

1 Dan B.5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EESI provides outstanding briefings to Congressional Staff and support for public power groups and electric co-ops to apply for energy efficiency funding. A top-quality bipartisan energy and environment organization.

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EESI_Susan 09/09/2019

We are so grateful you appreciate our work! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot.

3 JimHight

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

While writing a report for a client, I was very pleased to find EESI's resources on the topic of climate change and insurance. Their August 2018 paper on the role of insurance in managing climate change impacts (by Pfister and Scolari) was the most useful and concise paper I saw on the topic in a couple months of research. Here's the link:
https://www.eesi.org/papers/view/fact-sheet-strengthening-financial-resilience-to-climate-change

1 Clarke P.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Educating our lawmakers on key environmental and energy issues is vital to making sound policy decisions. EESI provides an objective and non partisan education forum that provides these congressional leaders with the information and resources they need to make informed decisions

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The level of expertise at EESI is extremely deep and savvy. Their contribution to the knowledge sharing and scientific-based briefings on Capitol Hill to Members of Congress and staff are widely followed and considered nonpartisan, and extensively quoted and noted. The Institute is run professionally and seemingly not a penny wasted.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been involved in energy and environmental policy work for over 40 years - in both the public and private sector - and over that time I have found few organizations as committed or as successful as EESI in pursuing knowledge with the goal to educate elected officials, especially Congressional members and staff, on the very real environmental and energy challenges confronting our nation. EESI brings together policy experts and practitioners - people whose job is to address the real world impacts of these challenges - in a nonpartisan manner in public forums to discuss some of the most pressing issues that warrant Congress' attention. These forums are not academic discussions. Almost always they include people who have had to deal with the direct impacts of these issues and can offer from experience practical ideas on how to address these challenges. Knowledge is power. Through its forums and publications, EESI seeks to expand policy makers' and the public's knowledge on important environmental and energy matters in the belief that knowledge will contribute to responsible solutions to our pressing environmental and energy challenges. What makes EESI's contribution even more remarkable is how it is able to fulfill its mission so well with such a small, talented and passionate staff lead by a deeply dedicated and widely respected executive director.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

At this critical time, EESI plays an extremely important role by educating Congress and the public about climate change. Founded by a bi-partisan group of Congress people, the organization has credibility on both sides of the aisle. EESI makes us hopeful that something can be done before it is too late.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute is takes great pain to ensure they provide non-partisan, factually substantiated information to congressmen, senators, and public, private, and governmental institutions to help society, civilization, and the environment.

As an association executive/CEO of 25 years, I sit on their board, and i know first-hand how carefully and strategically we and the staff move forward to achieve our mission and vision.

Regards,

Joe

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Board Member

Rating: 5

EESI is a superbly run nonprofit with huge impact - dedicated to bipartisan discussion of the pressing challenges facing Congress. Through its briefings - open to all - and its briefing papers on the issues of the day - EESI is a trusted source of information for Members of Congress and staff - and provides high quality content for experts and beginners. As an organization is has a decades long history of top notch staff and provides internships that have led many former interns to top level jobs on the Hill or in Federal agencies. Find EESI briefings online and see for yourself!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love their informational reports, their bipartisan work, and their easy to navigate website.

1 Frank M.4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Sustainable Bioenergy, Farms, and Forests is one of the relatively few sources of information on energy policy that sticks to facts and avoids ideological campaigns that characterize much environmentally related discussion in the U.S.

As a policy researcher on this subject, I find the difference between European treatment of energy policy startlingly different from that in the U.S., where we have something like a battle to the death between environmentalists and industry. This is a tragedy, because if we did not have our conflict we could be the world leader in the effort to combat global warming. The U.S. in the past stood out for its bold entrepreneurship and ability to do things that other nations did not. But whereas major industries in Europe are critical parts of environmental policy (e.g. Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Finland) our internal conflict has made collaboration between industry, NGOs and government impossible.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Sustainable Bio energy, Farms, and Forests is an essential part of my classes. I teach classes in energy and sustainability at a university. I share information with my students during class discussions.