|Clean Energy Equity in 2017: How Foundations Can Advance Solar and Storage Technologies in Low-Income Communities
February 2, 2017 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
At the end of 2016, the clean energy trade press was filled with upbeat stories about various renewable energy technology breakthroughs, cost reductions, and tipping points. But, if there’s one energy problem we did not solve last year, it is equity.
|Energy Storage Is the Next Clean Energy Revolution
November 2, 2016 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
The next wave of America’s clean energy revolution is all about energy storage. A recent study from Massachusetts showed how states might lead the way.
|From Oil to Offshore Wind
June 20, 2016 by Lewis Milford
If U.S. oil companies stop drilling for more oil, as climate activists want, what would they do to keep their shareholders happy and solvent? Maybe they could repower the American electric industry with offshore wind.
|From Efficiency to Energy Storage: A Third-Generation Strategy for Affordable Housing
March 24, 2016 by Lewis Milford
After over 40 years of promoting energy efficiency and a decade of promoting solar PV in affordable housing, clean energy advocates working in this sector are considering what the next steps should be for further reductions in energy costs for low-income tenants.
|The Lessons Coal and Electricity Markets of the Past Can Offer Solar+Storage Markets Today
July 20, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The path to scaling up clean energy technologies like solar+storage sometimes can seem like unchartered territory.
|Tesla Energy—Will the Markets for Solar and Storage Include Everyone in Need?
May 1, 2015 by Lewis Milford
Elon Musk’s Tesla Energy announcement to sell an affordable, reliable battery system for solar energy storage in homes and businesses is more important than all the hyped press even suggests.
|Solar+Storage: What It Is, How It Works, and Why Your City Needs It
March 11, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The emergence of solar power in the last decade has been impressive, with accelerating scale up and reduced costs.
|Cities and Resilient Power: A Clean Energy Solution for Climate Adaptation
March 3, 2015 by Lewis Milford
Every city should have a resilient power plan for critical public and private facilities to keep the lights on, the communication systems running, and emergency services operational when the grid goes down.
|A Call for Multi-State Collaboration for Offshore Wind
February 17, 2015 by Lewis Milford
The disappointing news that the Cape Wind Project might never be built highlights a stark conclusion: U.S. offshore wind policy isn’t working.
|Resilient Power Equality: Providing Reliable Electricity Solutions to Everyone
January 15, 2015 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
When it comes to reliable energy technologies to protect against power outages, there is a disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Call it “resilient power inequality.”