Archive for year: 2012
|Sandy’s Power Outages: We Can, And Should, Do Better
November 16, 2012 by Lewis Milford
I’m looking in disbelief at images of Sandy’s destruction in New York and New Jersey. I grew up near the Jersey Shore, so this is personal. It’s bad up there: lines for rationed gasoline, homes and businesses destroyed, and millions of people still without electricity.
|The CESA SLICE Awards: Recognizing State Leadership in Clean Energy Development
October 29, 2012 by Anna Brockway
The seven programs chosen to receive this year’s State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards have developed innovative grid integration solutions, promoted the smart implementation of solar and wind energy technologies, helped grow small clean-tech businesses, and created new markets for biomass heating.
|New Report Highlights Atlantic Coast as Ideal Home Base for U.S. Offshore Wind Industry
October 19, 2012 by Marissa Newhall
A new report argues that the United States can enact a long-term strategy to achieve climate stability, economic prosperity, and energy security by using the unique assets of each region of the country and choosing smart places for investment in multiple forms of energy and fuel.
|Bond Financing for Offshore Wind: A Smart Strategy for State Governments
September 25, 2012 by Anna Brockway
Offshore wind projects have the potential to provide enormous economic and energy benefits, but their initial high capital costs are frequently cited by opponents as a reason to not pursue them.
|Report: “Aggregated Procurement” Could Reduce Costs of Offshore Wind Energy
September 11, 2012 by Marissa Newhall
A new analysis shows that “aggregated procurement”—or purchases of large amounts of offshore wind energy by a buyers network—could substantially lower its costs.
|New National Partnership Explores State Bond Finance to Scale Up Clean Energy Investment
August 1, 2012 by Lewis Milford
Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies announced today the creation of the Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI), a new partnership to advance clean energy through the power of bond financing institutions.
|New Massachusetts Report Identifies Renewable Thermal Opportunities
June 11, 2012 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
For many types of renewable technologies and fuels, producing thermal energy is much more efficient than producing electricity. Yet the vast majority of state Renewable Portfolio Standards address renewable thermal technologies minimally, if at all.
|Clean-Energy Finance to Beat Beltway Blues
May 14, 2012 by Lewis Milford
As the country looks for new sources of clean energy finance while Congress remains paralyzed, we might have missed the most obvious funders that have been right under our noses for years.
|MassINC Report Shines Light on Massachusetts’s Strong Climate Change Mitigation Efforts
April 23, 2012 by Marissa Newhall
New report written in partnership with CESA recommends key actions to ensure future emissions reduction targets are met.
|Long Island Solar Farm – How Public/Private/Federal Partnerships Can Make Big Things Happen
April 2, 2012 by Maria Blais Costello
In early 2012, the Long Island Solar Farm, located in Upton, NY on Long Island, was given the Renewable Energy World’s “Excellence in Renewable Energy – Reader’s Choice Award.”