Archive for year: 2014
|Resilient Power Builds Stronger Communities with Clean Energy Technologies
September 25, 2014 by Clean Energy Group
Clean Energy Group has released a new paper about the progress of “resilient power” efforts since the New York City blackouts in 1999 to Superstorm Sandy.
|CESA Releases Residential Solar Group-Purchasing Guide for State Policy Makers
September 4, 2014 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance
The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a coalition of five New England States managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), has produced a new guide for community group purchasing, “Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative: A Guide for State Program Managers.”
|Solar + Energy Storage = Resilient Power in Vermont
August 12, 2014 by Clean Energy Group
Around the country, a new model is arising to provide clean, reliable, locally generated and locally managed energy: solar power combined with energy storage in the form of batteries.
|New Jersey Creates Nation’s First Energy Resilience Bank
July 30, 2014 by Lewis Milford
New Jersey recently created the first-in-the-nation “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” Designed to address a repeat of the devastating impacts of SuperStorm Sandy, when over 8 million people lost electric power in the region, the ERB will provide $200 million for municipalities to finance clean resilient power solutions.
|Solar + Storage and the Utility Death Spiral
June 27, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Every so often, an idea seems to take on a life of its own. For example, a year or two ago, every energy blogger was talking about “solar soft costs,” and how to reduce them. Recently, the phrase du jour is “utility death spiral.”
|CESA States Push For Grid Modernization
June 18, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
We in the Northeast have seen firsthand the enormity of the changes wrought by Hurricane Sandy – not only the storm damage itself, but subsequent and longer-lasting changes in state policy addressing resilient power and the electric grids.
|In Anticipation of an Offshore Wind Energy Pipeline, Employment Growth In New Bedford
May 29, 2014 by Val Stori
A little over a year ago, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) began construction of the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal, a multi-purpose facility designed to support offshore wind deployment on the Atlantic coast.
|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.
|Solar/Storage Threatens Utility Model, Says Morgan Stanley
April 23, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
We here at CEG/CESA have been touting the growing market for solar combined with electricity storage for a while now. But apparently when Morgan Stanley says something, people listen.