Storage and Finance: Overcoming Two Barriers to Renewable Progress
August 16, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The future for wind and solar energy is bright. But in order to realize even a fraction of their enormous potential, both technologies must address two major constraints, one physical and one financial.

Clean Energy Group President Praises New York Bond Financing
August 8, 2013 by Lewis Milford

The Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative has released a paper about the state and city level innovations in clean energy finance, especially the new creative uses of bonds to support clean energy.

The End of the Electric Utilities? The Industry Thinks So Too
July 23, 2013 by Lewis Milford

Will electric utilities go the way of black rotary-phones and daily print newspapers, squeezed out by technology innovation, competition, stranded capital costs, and consumers wanting to make their own electric power? If you said yes, you are not alone.

States Seek Resilient Power Solutions
July 11, 2013 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

A new report, just out from the U.S. Department of Energy, explores the vulnerability of U.S. energy systems to extreme weather events associated with climate change.

Warren Leon Named Executive Director of Clean Energy States Alliance
June 24, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

Today Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced that Warren Leon has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Leon previously served as Deputy Director of CESA.

CESA Members Brief Congress on Importance of Federal Support for State Clean Energy Innovations
June 6, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level.

Resilient Power – A New Business Case for Clean Energy
May 31, 2013 by Lewis Milford

For years, people have put solar panels on their roofs — and states have helped fund them — to clean up the environment. Now, after Hurricane Sandy and the real threat of more severe storms, there’s another reason for solar: keeping the lights on.

Charting a Course for Clean Energy
April 2, 2013 by Lewis Milford

When we’re talking about climate stabilization over the long term, we’re talking about a balancing act: how to scale up zero and low-carbon emission energy sources and how to scale down the use of high-carbon emission sources used today.

New Analysis Makes the Economic Case for Offshore Wind
February 28, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

A new report demonstrates how offshore wind can become cost competitive with electricity generated from natural gas by 2024, even without federal subsidies.

State Clean Energy Finance Initiative – A New Federalist Approach to Boost Clean Energy Investment
February 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford

We at Clean Energy Group are proposing a new clean energy finance recommendation today, to provide states with additional capital so that they can leverage more private investment in clean energy projects and companies.