Natural Gas Loses to Solar on Costs, A First
January 7, 2014 by Lewis Milford

For those who already think natural gas will win out over renewable power, a judge has said, not so fast.

Getting Gas Right – A Regional Climate Strategy
December 10, 2013 by Lewis Milford

Throughout New England, exuberance for natural gas is on the rise, with numerous proposals for new pipelines and power plants in the region. Here’s why that short-term excitement is problematic over the long term, particularly for our climate.

Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations
November 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford

Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population—the disabled—during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to protect the general population.

Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind
October 24, 2013 by Lewis Milford

There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind.

Offshore Wind and Japan: Will the U.S. Win or Lose This Technology Race?
October 21, 2013 by Lewis Milford, Val Stori

The nuclear power crisis in Japan may open up new opportunities for offshore wind innovation, based on recent developments following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in March 2011.

Offshore Wind in Europe: Lessons for the U.S.
September 30, 2013 by Lewis Milford

There are a lot of great things Europe has that the U.S. doesn’t—comfortable taxis, good table wine, Idris Elba—and then there’s offshore wind, lots and lots of offshore wind.

CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond Deal
September 11, 2013 by Lewis Milford

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) program.

Clean Energy Group President Praises New York Bond Financing
August 8, 2013 by Lewis Milford

The Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative has released a paper about the state and city level innovations in clean energy finance, especially the new creative uses of bonds to support clean energy.

The End of the Electric Utilities? The Industry Thinks So Too
July 23, 2013 by Lewis Milford

Will electric utilities go the way of black rotary-phones and daily print newspapers, squeezed out by technology innovation, competition, stranded capital costs, and consumers wanting to make their own electric power? If you said yes, you are not alone.

Resilient Power – A New Business Case for Clean Energy
May 31, 2013 by Lewis Milford

For years, people have put solar panels on their roofs — and states have helped fund them — to clean up the environment. Now, after Hurricane Sandy and the real threat of more severe storms, there’s another reason for solar: keeping the lights on.