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BICEP is an advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation that will enable a rapid transition to a low-carbon, 21st century economy that will create new jobs and stimulate economic growth while stabilizing our planet’s fragile climate.

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Oregon Clean Fuels Program Moves Forward

Seattle-based Vulcan, Inc., a diverse company with real estate, media, sports, aircraft, research, investment and philanthropic portfolios, has joined the BICEP coalition of 33 companies, representing a broad spectrum of business sectors to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.

Oregon Clean Fuels ProgramThe Oregon House approved SB 324, legislation that extends the state’s Clean Fuels Program beyond its initial 2015 sunset date, allowing the program to be fully implemented. The Clean Fuels Program has the ability to create new jobs, stimulate economic growth, and help to stabilize the planet’s fragile climate.

The business community recognizes the value of a clean fuel standard in Oregon. Last year, BICEP partnered with Northwest Business for Climate Action to launch the Oregon Business Climate Declaration. Over 250 businesses in Oregon voiced their support for investing in cleaner fuels. Recently, BICEP submitted a letter to the Oregon State Legislature, urging legislators to lift the 2015 sunset date.

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Brewing a Better Planet

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, leading breweries across America are reminding us that there are lots of ways to green your beer. Climate change impacts the brewing industry in unique ways, and the industry is finding innovative ways to reduce their impacts. On Tuesday, BICEP announced that 24 leading breweries have joined the Brewery Climate Declaration, a companion to the larger national Climate Declaration.

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Oregon Clean Fuels Program Moves Forward

This week, the Oregon House approved SB 324, legislation that extends the state’s Clean Fuels Program beyond its initial 2015 sunset date, allowing the program to be fully implemented. The Clean Fuels Program has the ability to create new jobs, stimulate economic growth, and help to stabilize the planet’s fragile climate.

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Apple Procures Largest Solar Agreement Ever for California Operations

Climate Declaration signatory Apple already relies on renewable energy for much of its U.S. operations. Now, the company has announced that it will power its California operations under a power purchase agreement that is the largest-ever solar procurement deal for a commercial end user.

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Our Impacts in 2014

We had quite a year in 2014, and wanted to share all of the impacts we’ve had. Our success is due to the leadership of the companies, investors, partners, and individuals who enable our efforts. Check out our infographic which demonstrates our 2014 Policy Impacts.

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Advocating for Renewable Energy on Capitol Hill

Many major businesses produce or purchase renewable energy, and the list is growing. But there are still significant barriers in place.

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