Archive for year: 2013
|Getting Gas Right – A Regional Climate Strategy
December 10, 2013 by Lewis Milford
Throughout New England, exuberance for natural gas is on the rise, with numerous proposals for new pipelines and power plants in the region. Here’s why that short-term excitement is problematic over the long term, particularly for our climate.
|Feeling Energized by Wind? October in Review
November 12, 2013 by Val Stori
October was an energized month for the offshore wind industry. While U.S. regulatory and policy mechanisms supporting offshore wind are still uncertain, things are looking brighter for offshore projects in general.
|Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations
November 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford
Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population—the disabled—during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to protect the general population.
|Solar Storage: The New Resilient Clean Energy Technology
November 1, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean Energy Group’s new Resilient Power Project is helping states figure out how to provide resilient power to critical infrastructure, so that needed services can be provided during a natural disaster that knocks out portions of the electric grid.
|The Dark before the Dawn
October 30, 2013 by Val Stori
Last week’s offshore wind conference hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) brought together over 800 attendees, including industry leaders, policy makers, investors, consulting firms, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and other wind energy enthusiasts.
|Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind
October 24, 2013 by Lewis Milford
There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind.
|Offshore Wind and Japan: Will the U.S. Win or Lose This Technology Race?
October 21, 2013 by Lewis Milford, Val Stori
The nuclear power crisis in Japan may open up new opportunities for offshore wind innovation, based on recent developments following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in March 2011.
|Battery Storage and Wind Energy: The Stanford Study
October 10, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With renewable energy costs falling and deployment rising, and resilient power a hot topic post-Sandy, it makes sense that a wonky, non-sexy technology like energy storage has stepped out of the shadows to take center stage.
|Offshore Wind in Europe: Lessons for the U.S.
September 30, 2013 by Lewis Milford
There are a lot of great things Europe has that the U.S. doesn’t—comfortable taxis, good table wine, Idris Elba—and then there’s offshore wind, lots and lots of offshore wind.
|CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond Deal
September 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) program.