|How to Finance Resilient Power: Emerging Models Post-Sandy
October 30, 2014 by Lewis Milford
It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. It knocked out electric grids and left millions of people to suffer for weeks without power in public housing, senior centers, hospitals and shelters.
|Emerging Finance Models for Resilient Infrastructure
September 29, 2014 by Lewis Milford
With recent announcements from New York and New Jersey, we now have two emerging finance models to fund community level, climate resilient infrastructure.
|New Jersey Creates Nation’s First Energy Resilience Bank
July 30, 2014 by Lewis Milford
New Jersey recently created the first-in-the-nation “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” Designed to address a repeat of the devastating impacts of SuperStorm Sandy, when over 8 million people lost electric power in the region, the ERB will provide $200 million for municipalities to finance clean resilient power solutions.
|The Myths about Government that Kill Innovation
May 13, 2014 by Lewis Milford
There is a steady drumbeat of statements arguing for limited government: Government should not pick winners.
|Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market: A New Option to Finance Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
April 16, 2014 by Lewis Milford
The IPCC climate report issued this week is tough reading. It suggests we are far from deploying clean energy technologies at the scale needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid catastrophic impacts.
|Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition
March 17, 2014 by Lewis Milford
If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge’s decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. I know because I have had my share of losing environmental cases.
|CEG’s Natural Gas Strategy: Squaring Natural Gas With Climate Protection
February 26, 2014 by Lewis Milford
A few weeks ago, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced it had reached a settlement with the owners of a new 630 MW natural gas plant in Salem, Massachusetts.
|Clean Energy for Resilient Communities
February 12, 2014 by Lewis Milford
To become more resilient in the face of severe weather events, communities should rely on proven distributed energy technologies like solar PV with energy storage to protect residents from future power outages, according to a new report released today by Clean Energy Group.
|In the Dark, Again and Again
February 7, 2014 by Lewis Milford
If we’re going to deal with increasingly severe climate-related power outages and are going to make our communities more resilient, we in the environmental community have to change the kinds of technologies we propose to solve the problem.
|How the Right Uses Environmental Law to Kill American Jobs
January 8, 2014 by Lewis Milford
“Conservative groups use environmental litigation to kill American jobs.” No, that was not the title of the recent New York Times article about the Cape Wind offshore wind project. But it should have been.