Archive for year: 2021
|Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review
December 21, 2021 by Marriele Mango
At the end of each year Clean Energy Group assesses our largest regrant program, the Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund. This year-in-review blog overviews projects, successes, lessons learned and goals for the new year.
|Build Louisiana Back Resilient
November 16, 2021 by Logan Atkinson Burke, Marriele Mango
Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system. It’s time for Louisiana leadership to prioritize resilient solutions over continued fossil-fuel investment.
|On Batteries, Minerals, the Circular Economy, and Finite Supply
November 4, 2021 by Shelley Robbins
As the fossil fuel industry rages against the dying of the gas light, they continue to work to plant doubt about an economy centered around solar and wind paired with battery storage.
|The Hydrogen Hype Bubble May Have Finally Popped
October 28, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation punched a hole in the fossil fuel industry’s hydrogen hype bubble when they denied a Title V Air Permit to NRG Energy’s Astoria Gas Turbine Power Plant, citing the project’s non-compliance with New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
|With Forward Capacity Auction Success, Batteries are Winning in New England
September 28, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean energy advocates are celebrating a major energy storage milestone in New England: Plus Power, a San Francisco-based developer of grid-scale batteries, is building the two largest battery projects to date in the region.
|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battery storage has surged over the past few years, largely driven by concerns about the reliability of the country’s outdated electric grid and the reality of increasingly severe power outages.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.