2022 Year-in-Review: Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative
December 21, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

2022 was a banner year for CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative. CEG awarded $200,000 to 23 community-based organizations and service providers across nine states and DC. Over 40 percent of awardees were BIPOC-led organizations.

Battery Storage – What’s it Worth?
December 13, 2022 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

When considering whether to invest in a new technology, the first thing anyone wants to know is will the benefits outweigh the costs? This is no less true of state energy agencies and utility regulators who are generally tasked with ensuring that taxpayers and ratepayers get a good return on their dollar.

Estación de Bomberos Humacao. Photo Credit: Solar Responders
Solar+Storage Supports Emergency Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona
November 28, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

CEG checked in with our partners to better understand how solar+storage systems, installed in critical community facilities in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, performed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Power outage following Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Dan Nguyen via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0.
Energy Resilience Ten Years After Sandy
October 25, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

Here we are, ten years later. A lot has changed in the energy resilience space over the past decade. Unfortunately, a lot has also remained the same.

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The Inflation Reduction Act Offers Powerful Tools for Solving the Peaker Problem
August 30, 2022 by Shelley Robbins

The IRA provides the financial incentives and tools that level the playing field between legacy fossil-fuel peakers and alternatives that do not emit localized pollutants into the communities that surround them.

Solar array at Via Mobility Services. © Via Mobility Services.
The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Nonprofits Seeking Solar+Storage
August 18, 2022 by Marriele Mango

The Investment Reduction Act will significantly influence nonprofits seeking to develop solar PV and solar+storage solutions in low-income communities by removing barriers to accessing significant federal tax incentives.

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Why Are We Still Pitting Jobs Against Public Health?
July 1, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan

The Supreme Court decision on Thursday once again bought into the myth of the fossil fuel-based job at the expense of the public health and environmental safety of our most vulnerable communities and is a reminder that the fight for climate justice is far from over.

Photo Credit: Footprint Project
Resilient Power for Emergency Operations: Freeing First Responders from the Burden of Unreliable Backup Power
May 31, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

In recent years, emergency responders have found both stationary solar+storage – systems installed in a particular facility – and mobile units – solar+storage systems that can be transported to different communities on a trailer – valuable in the event of a disaster and corresponding power outage.

Mapping the Inequities of Fossil Peaker Power Plants
April 21, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

To help visualize the racial and economic disparities of fossil peaker power plants, CEG released a new mapping tool highlighting the demographic characteristics of surrounding communities. 

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2021 In Review: Signposts for a Fossil-Free Future
January 11, 2022 by Shelley Robbins

Looking back at the major stories of 2021 that have the biggest implications for solar+storage, a clear theme emerged: big, centralized, dirty power failed, and smaller, cleaner, more nimble and resilient power gained traction.