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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.

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The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Charger 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.

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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.