Archive for year: 2021
|Report Shows Strong Solar+Storage Market Growth… And Plenty of Room for Improvement
August 30, 2021 by Seth Mullendore
Interest in pairing solar with battery storage has surged over the past few years, largely driven by concerns about the reliability of the country’s outdated electric grid and the reality of increasingly severe power outages.
|Connecticut Powers into the Lead with Breakthrough Customer Battery Program
August 23, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.
|South Carolina’s Past Failures and New Policies Contribute to a Brighter Future for Solar and Battery Storage
July 28, 2021 by Shelley Robbins
As states and the federal government take steps to transition away from fossil fuel generation, it is important to pay attention to recent clean energy developments in states where energy legislation has historically been less proactive, and the traditional integrated utility monopoly model has held influence over the policymaking decision process.
|Clean Energy Group Announces Retirement of Lewis Milford as President; Seth Mullendore Named to Run Organization
July 13, 2021 by Clean Energy Group
Clean Energy Group announces the retirement of Lewis Milford, its founder and president. His retirement will become effective on December 31, 2021. Seth Mullendore, CEG’s vice-president, has been named as the new Executive Director.
|Five Months into the Biden Administration: A Whirlwind of Federal Action on Offshore Wind
June 29, 2021 by Georgena Terry
To date, the Biden Administration has taken a variety of actions to accelerate offshore wind development. Federal agencies have identified new wind energy areas, facilitated environmental review for projects, and supported additional research. Activities abound on the east, west, and gulf coasts.
|Outages and outrages: The fossil fuel industry exploits blackout fears
May 27, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Lewis Milford
How can we protect vulnerable people when the power goes out? Getting it right will be a key energy equity test for the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan.
|Solar+Storage for Critical Services Providers: Barriers and Opportunities
April 28, 2021 by
To gain more insight into the barriers of implementing solar+storage in under-served communities, Clean Energy Group conducted a survey of municipalities, community organizations, affordable housing developers, and technical service providers working in low-income communities.
|Offshore Wind Solicitations Address Equity
March 15, 2021 by Georgena Terry
Energy equity has become an increasing priority at both the national and state levels. As offshore wind moves into a major development phase, ensuring that it advances energy equity and environmental justice is essential.
|The Lesson of Texas – And a New Program States Can Use to Quickly Fund the Distributed Energy Storage Solution
February 19, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
If we learn anything from the Texas blackouts, and the death and suffering that have resulted, it should be this: distributed resilient solar+storage systems are no longer a luxury – they are an essential tool to protect citizens from power outages, and modernize the grid so outages become less frequent and severe.
|Affordable Housing Developers See the Benefits of Solar+Storage, But Still Face Obstacles to Implementation
January 12, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan
Clean Energy Group recently surveyed affordable housing stakeholders to assess what’s holding solar+storage projects back.