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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.

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.

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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.

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Solar+Storage for Critical Services Providers: Barriers and Opportunities
April 28, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

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.

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.

Hydrogen Hype in the Air
December 14, 2020 by Abbe Ramanan, Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore

Clean Energy Group raises concerns about harmful NOx emissions from new industry plans to burn hydrogen in fossil fuel power plants; calls for pause in permitting proposals until independent public health investigations are conducted — particularly to study potentially dangerous air pollution impacts in environmental justice communities.