Conservative Energy Network Launches Clean Future Academy and Conservative Energy Podcast

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The new tools will provide updated information on market-driven clean technology innovation

Contact: Joanna Lewis, jlewis@conservativeenergynetwork.org 

February 2, 2023 LANSING, Mich. — The Conservative Energy Network (CEN) today unveiled a new policy initiative, the Clean Future Academy (CFA). The CFA will be an educational resource hub for policymakers, energy stakeholders, and members of the public who wish to learn more about clean energy technologies. The CFA can be accessed at www.conservativeenergynetwork.org/cfa.

Presently, the CFA is home to information on biomass, carbon capture and sequestration, community solar, energy efficiency, energy storage, geothermal, hydrogen, hydropower, offshore and onshore wind, small modular reactors, and transmission. The new site will be updated regularly to reflect the continuous innovation in the clean energy industry.

“The launch of the Clean Future Academy will aid CEN’s efforts to educate policymakers, stakeholders, and conservatives across the nation on the critical importance of embracing market-driven clean energy innovation,” said Brittany Zwierzchowski Tisler, CEN COO and Interim CEO. “By highlighting the breadth of energy technology available today and in the future, we hope this resource helps encourage an all-of-the-above policy approach and dispels the thinking that ‘clean energy’ must only mean wind and solar. American companies and researchers continue to innovate to make our energy production and consumption more clean, efficient, and affordable. We look forward to championing those developments and removing barriers to deployment.”

Polling released by CEN in November 2022 found that 74% of voters support launching a “space race”-style effort that avoids picking winners and losers to reach new energy frontiers. In that spirit, the CFA will highlight American-led advancements in innovation on an ongoing basis.

As part of this launch, CEN has released the inaugural episode of its new Conservative Energy Podcast. The podcast will feature CEN state teams, industry leaders, and policy experts who will explore various technologies highlighted by the CFA and discuss critical policy and advocacy efforts to advance clean energy across the country.

“We are excited to launch the Conservative Energy Podcast, bringing our educational efforts to a new medium and reaching a new audience,” said Kayla Ventura, CEN digital communications manager. “This podcast will be a place to amplify stories of clean energy innovation, CEN state team successes, and conservative support for a clean energy future.”

The first episode of the Conservative Energy Podcast can be found here.