About Us


A nonprofit with one mission: Decarbonize.

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a national nonprofit that is transforming markets for clean transportation and distributed energy through software-enabled program design and administration. Our vision is a future with sustainable, equitable and resilient transportation, buildings and communities.

What We Do

We have long-standing subject and market transformation expertise in renewable energy, clean transportation, building performance and energy efficiency – and understand the policies and regulations that influence their effective implementation.

We offer large-scale market transformation services, including rebate and incentive program design and administration, end-user engagement campaigns, policy guidance, and other consulting services.

Who We Are

We are a unique organization thanks to our independent position, our holistic view of sustainability and our role in the marketplace. We are a nonprofit that doesn’t answer to donors, corporations, shareholders or lobbyists. We fund our efforts the old-fashioned way, by delivering the best service for value under contract. And as a mission-based organization, our core values undergird everything we do.

Meet our Executive team and Board of Directors.

Core Values

Our policy staff understands that the policies leading to effective results in the future need to be written today.

Our implementation teams have the expertise to handle rollout and maintenance of cutting-edge, resilient, equitable and accountable programs.

Our transparency experts provide data that streamlines our efforts and feeds back into future policies.

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Who We Work With

We work nationally and locally with governments, regulators, utilities, CCAs, businesses, property owners and consumers as a trusted and objective implementation partner.

See who our clients are.

Our Clients


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