|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.
|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.
|Clean Energy Group Proposes 20 Federal Strategies to Advance Battery Storage Markets
August 19, 2020 by Lewis Milford
Clean Energy Group has proposed a comprehensive series of new policy actions the federal government could take to accelerate the battery storage market.
|With More Massive Power Outages Last Week, Let’s Spend More Utility Funds to Protect Customers with Resilient Power Where They Live
August 12, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Marriele Mango
Last week, the East Coast of the country suffered through another damaging round of power outages from another hurricane, this one Isaias
|DC Court Upholds Major FERC Storage Order, Should Lead to Massive New Battery Markets Across Country
July 10, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul
This morning, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upheld a major federal rule (FERC Order 841) that should lead to significantly expanded battery storage use in wholesale markets across America.
|The New England Battery Revolution: In a Public Health Crisis, State Efficiency Programs Are Making Resilient Power Affordable for All
April 13, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Todd Olinsky-Paul
As we look forward to an uncertain future with COVID-19 and energy security, it is important to develop new solutions that will put resilient solar and storage within reach for everyone, including those most vulnerable to power outages and the health impacts that could result from them.
|Financing Resilient Power: Expanding Solar+Storage Solutions to Communities on the Frontlines of the Climate Crisis
January 30, 2020 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
Recognizing the devastating impact of power outages on historically underserved communities, The Kresge Foundation and Clean Energy Group began a collaborative process to discuss the need for a comprehensive financing strategy to bring solar+storage systems to affordable housing and critical community facilities in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
|California Proposes Major Policy Shift in Support of Energy Resilience
December 17, 2019 by Lewis Milford, Seth Mullendore
Battery storage has become a key resilience technology in California, reflected in a major policy shift on the use of state incentives.
|California Power Shut-Offs Drive Customers to Solar and Storage
November 7, 2019 by Lewis Milford
The devastating California wildfires and related power outages are already leading to new approaches to energy resiliency that rely on battery storage technologies. This past week, a new model has emerged to accelerate the adoption of solar and storage systems for resilient power.
|Battery Storage Could Revolutionize Home Health Care: Lessons Learned from Puerto Rico
January 30, 2019 by Lewis Milford
A new research project in Puerto Rico demonstrates that the home health care industry is potentially a new market for solar and battery storage.