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Conveners Network

The Conveners Network is comprised of five organizations — Atlas Public PolicyCenter for the New Energy Economy; Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; Georgetown Climate Center; Great Plains Institute; and EELP — with a long history of working with states to accelerate the development and adoption of sound energy policy. Each organization has a core competency in a particular region of the country while often doing work that is inter-regional or national in scope. The network offers a unique space in which states can:​

  • Achieve their goals more quickly and easily by learning from one another’s real-world, practical experience​
  • Have candid, in-depth discussions tailored to issues of common interest paired with rigorous follow-up and assistance​
  • Capture efficiencies in tasks common to all states, such as stakeholder engagement, modeling, analysis, policy design, and implementation best practices
  • ​Access technical and expert resources on a wide range of energy-related topics, including federal funding opportunities​
  • Identify and pursue multi-state and/or multi-region initiatives when it makes sense to do so​

States Deployment Initiative

The Conveners Network established the States Deployment Initiative (SDI) to help states take full advantage of the benefits of the EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grant program, including accessing a broad range of federal resources and funding opportunities that match well with the priorities, barriers, and opportunities in their respective states.

The SDI provides a facilitated forum in which state officials can hear what others are doing, raise questions and issues relevant to their states, and benefit from technical and other expert resources available to support state efforts to fully leverage this historic opportunity for advancing a modern energy economy.