Archive for year: 2017
|Massachusetts Announces More Energy Storage Grants
December 13, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $20 million in grants to support 26 energy storage projects in 25 Massachusetts communities. This grant program puts the state clearly in the storage leadership role in the East.
|Equitable Health and Recovery Depend on Resilient Power
November 27, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
When natural disasters strike, people suffer, and the worst hit are invariably the most vulnerable among us – the elderly, the disabled, and the economically and socially disadvantaged.
|Mission, Money & Markets: Bringing Solar+Storage, New Capital to Post-Maria Puerto Rico
November 13, 2017 by The Kresge Foundation
Funding from the Kresge Foundation will enable Empowered by Light to deploy resilient power and water systems on at least three fire stations in Puerto Rico. The resulting clean energy and water will have significant public health and safety benefits for the communities surrounding these stations.
|Devastation in Puerto Rico Could Produce a Revolutionary Power Grid
October 23, 2017 by Lewis Milford
Disasters often lead to unexpected and swift technology innovation. The calamitous collapse of Puerto Rico’s electricity system might be the next example of that phenomenon.
|The Connecticut Green Bank: Innovation in Finance Sparks New Model for Public/Private Investment in Clean Energy
October 19, 2017 by Clean Energy States Alliance
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced in July that the Connecticut Green Bank had won this year’s Innovations in American Government Award.
|Solar+Storage Offers Hope as Irma and Harvey Plunge Much of the Southeast into Darkness
September 25, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
The 2017 hurricane season is forcing many communities and states to once again focus on disaster preparedness and the critical role of resilient power during emergencies.
|Firm Public Commitment, a Pipeline of Projects, and Investment Driving UK Offshore Wind Cost Reductions and Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
September 25, 2017 by Val Stori
The UK offshore wind sector splashed media headlines this month with two sweeping announcements.
|Millions of Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Battery Storage
August 24, 2017 by Seth Mullendore
New research shows that more than 25 percent of commercial utility customers across the US may be able to cut electricity costs with batteries today. What’s more, some of the best economic opportunities can be found in surprising states like Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, and Georgia.
|Advancing Clean Energy: 15 Years of State Leadership
August 15, 2017 by Dana Drugmand
As the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) celebrates its 15th anniversary, Clean Energy Group looks back on the founding and early years of this important organization.
|A Senate panel speaks for sound clean energy policy — and rebukes Trump
August 8, 2017 by Lewis Milford
Providing perhaps the hint of a political inflection point, the legislative body’s resurgence of flexed congressional power was striking.