|Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen “Solar for All” Partnership – Bringing the Benefits of Clean Energy to LMI Communities
July 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
Connecticut’s Solar for All program addresses many of the key barriers to going solar for low-and-moderate income communities and households, including access to financing, real and perceived credit-quality issues, inability to fully realize public incentives, education gaps, and contractors’ customer acquisition strategies.
|NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Provides Funding and Technical Assistance to Support Local Clean Energy Development
July 5, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program helps local governments earn recognition and grant funding to demonstrate their clean energy leadership and to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment.
|Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets
June 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.
|Resilient Power Leadership Grants Help Low-Income Communities Access Solar+Storage Solutions
March 30, 2017 by Maria Blais Costello
Clean Energy Group announces grant recipients in a pilot program to increase community-based organizations’ implementation of resilient power technologies.
|Vermont Affordable Housing Development Sets New Standard for Resilient, Zero-Energy Homes
November 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
The McKnight Lane Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont is doing what no affordable housing project has done before: It is offering rural, low-income tenants zero-energy, single-family housing that also includes resilient solar energy storage systems.
|NY-Sun: A Multi-Faceted Roadmap for Creating a Self-Sustaining Solar Industry
July 25, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
NY-Sun is a bold initiative that is driving New York’s solar industry and building momentum toward a sustainable, subsidy-free market by 2023.
|The New Solar Homes Partnership: Transforming California’s Housing Market
July 20, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership program is helping to make new homes in California environmentally friendly, while reducing energy bills.
|Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut
July 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.
|The Many Benefits of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Initiative
July 12, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
Energy Trust of Oregon, working with the nonprofit Farmers Conservation Alliance, has developed a coordinated and comprehensive program to help irrigation districts and the farmers they serve to develop modern irrigation systems.
|New Hampshire’s Groundbreaking Renewable Thermal Program
July 7, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
In 2012, New Hampshire became the first and only state to add a carve-out for renewable thermal technologies to its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).