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The EV Revolution: Cost, Performance, Safety, and Environmental Impacts

What do EVs really have to offer if you’re among the majority of Americans who would find it challenging to purchase a Tesla? This blog, the first in a series on the topic of EVs and equity, begins to explore this question by looking at cost, safety, and environmental impacts.
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Looking Back: Five Energy Equity Takeaways from 2022

Major new legislation is poised to usher in a wave of additional federal support for the clean energy transition, and many state policies, programs, and planning processes are incorporating stronger language to prioritize energy equity, but 2022 also saw the rise of false solutions and emerging battlelines as fossil-fuel interests fight to remain relevant.

The Top Five Fossil Fuel Industry Myths about Hydrogen

In a recent webinar, speakers Sean O’Leary from the Ohio River Valley Institute, Erik Schlenker-Goodrich from the Western Environmental Law Center, and CEG's Abbe Ramanan discussed the pervasive greenwashing of hydrogen.

2022 Year-in-Review: Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative

2022 was a banner year for CEG's Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative. CEG awarded $200,000 to 23 community-based organizations and service providers across nine states and DC. Over 40 percent of awardees were BIPOC-led organizations.

Battery Storage – What’s it Worth?

When considering whether to invest in a new technology, the first thing anyone wants to know is will the benefits outweigh the costs? This is no less true of state energy agencies and utility regulators who are generally tasked with ensuring that taxpayers and ratepayers get a good return on their dollar.
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Solar+Storage Supports Emergency Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona

CEG checked in with our partners to better understand how solar+storage systems, installed in critical community facilities in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, performed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
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Energy Resilience Ten Years After Sandy

Here we are, ten years later. A lot has changed in the energy resilience space over the past decade. Unfortunately, a lot has also remained the same.
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The Inflation Reduction Act Offers Powerful Tools for Solving the Peaker Problem

The IRA provides the financial incentives and tools that level the playing field between legacy fossil-fuel peakers and alternatives that do not emit localized pollutants into the communities that surround them.
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The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Nonprofits Seeking Solar+Storage

The Investment Reduction Act will significantly influence nonprofits seeking to develop solar PV and solar+storage solutions in low-income communities by removing barriers to accessing significant federal tax incentives.
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Why Are We Still Pitting Jobs Against Public Health?

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.