Archive for year: 2014
|Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market: A New Option to Finance Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
April 16, 2014 by Lewis Milford
The IPCC climate report issued this week is tough reading. It suggests we are far from deploying clean energy technologies at the scale needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid catastrophic impacts.
|UK Green Investment Bank invests for the first time in offshore wind projects during the construction phase
April 4, 2014 by Robert Sanders
The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) today announced it will make two unprecedented equity investments in the UK offshore wind sector.
|Jobs from Offshore Wind: It’s Already Starting
April 3, 2014 by Val Stori
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) decision last week to reject the Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind project is another setback to building an offshore wind industry in the US, but at heart really points out a Catch 22—how do you get jobs in a newly emerging industry that requires substantial upfront public capital before those jobs are present?
|Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition
March 17, 2014 by Lewis Milford
If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge’s decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. I know because I have had my share of losing environmental cases.
|Clean Energy Group and Sustainable Energy Advantage to Operate U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast Wind Resource Center
March 12, 2014 by Maria Blais Costello
Clean Energy Group (CEG) and Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA), LLC, are pleased to announce that they have been selected to develop and operate the Northeast Wind Resource Center, one of six regional wind energy resource centers to be established across the US by the U.S. Department of Energy.
|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.
|Clean Energy for Resilient Communities
February 12, 2014 by Lewis Milford
To become more resilient in the face of severe weather events, communities should rely on proven distributed energy technologies like solar PV with energy storage to protect residents from future power outages, according to a new report released today by Clean Energy Group.
|In the Dark, Again and Again
February 7, 2014 by Lewis Milford
If we’re going to deal with increasingly severe climate-related power outages and are going to make our communities more resilient, we in the environmental community have to change the kinds of technologies we propose to solve the problem.
|Trade Missions Critical in Building an Offshore Wind Industry
January 27, 2014 by Val Stori
One major cost reduction mechanism for US offshore wind project development is minimizing project risk, especially in the construction phase of project development.
|How the Right Uses Environmental Law to Kill American Jobs
January 8, 2014 by Lewis Milford
“Conservative groups use environmental litigation to kill American jobs.” No, that was not the title of the recent New York Times article about the Cape Wind offshore wind project. But it should have been.