New York Utilities, Solar Developers Partner to Solve Net Metering
April 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Some utilities’ opposition to the so-called free ridership of solar customers, and the related downward pressure on the value of net metering, has become an oft-repeated headline. But this month, utilities and solar developers in New York pioneered a new, cooperative approach to the issue that deserves close attention.

Supreme Court Upholds FERC Action on Demand Response
January 27, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that with its Order 745, FERC was doing exactly what it is supposed to do: enhancing grid reliability and keeping ratepayer costs down by encouraging competition.

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.

Supreme Court to Decide on Demand Response
May 4, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This week, the US Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling by a lower court holding that FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has no jurisdiction to regulate demand response markets run by ISOs and RTOs.

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.

New CESA Guide Explains Options for Residential Solar Financing
February 12, 2015 by Maria Blais Costello

The Clean Energy States Alliance has prepared “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing – Leases, Loans, and PPAs” that will assist homeowners in making the right decision as they weight the benefits of direct ownership versus third-party financing.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Innovation from Coast to Coast
November 19, 2014 by Clean Energy Group

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has announced the recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Reforming the Energy Vision: Moore’s Law and the New York Department of Public Service
May 21, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

We have been tracking various state and federal initiatives that address resilient power and related issues, such as the integration of renewables and other distributed generation resources, the need to move to a more decentralized power system, and the need to create functioning markets for societal benefits such as resiliency and clean energy.

The Myths about Government that Kill Innovation
May 13, 2014 by Lewis Milford

There is a steady drumbeat of statements arguing for limited government: Government should not pick winners.

CEG’s Natural Gas Strategy: Squaring Natural Gas With Climate Protection
February 26, 2014 by Lewis Milford

A few weeks ago, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced it had reached a settlement with the owners of a new 630 MW natural gas plant in Salem, Massachusetts.