Northeast Sets Course for Abundant, Affordable Offshore Wind

On Wednesday, August 1st, three Massachusetts electric utilities filed long-term contracts with the Department of Public Utilities for the largest procurement of offshore wind in U.S. history.

NYSERDA Given Broad Discretion on Crafting Offshore Wind Solicitation—Comments on Developing the RFP Due August 10th

Moving forward on New York Governor Cuomo’s goal to procure 2.4 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030, NYSERDA has launched an RFI to solicit input to inform the development of an RFP for procuring Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Credits.

Advancing Energy Storage Technologies to Meet Clean Energy Goals in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) grant program was created to jump-start the energy storage industry by piloting innovative, broadly-replicable demonstration projects with multiple value streams, thereby priming Massachusetts for increased commercialization and deployment.

Declining Battery Storage Costs Raise Questions About the Role of Natural Gas

Batteries are beginning to complete head-to-head with natural gas peaker plants, and they’re starting to win.

NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Provides Funding and Technical Assistance to Support Local Clean Energy Development

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.

How Could Solar+Storage Benefit Your Community? Find Out for Free.

A new release of NREL's free online tool allows anyone to enter in a building’s information to estimate how much solar+storage capacity would be needed to keep critical loads powered during an emergency.

Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets

The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.
Photographer: Jan Arne Wold / Woldcam. Courtesy of Statoil.

Options for “Getting to Shore” Discussed at First U.S. Offshore Transmission Conference

The opportunities and challenges of developing a cost effective, technically feasible, environmentally responsible offshore transmission network and interconnecting the offshore cables were the topics of the day at the first Offshore Wind Transmission, USA conference last week.

Regional Cooperation Stressed at the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting

On May 9th, BOEM held its Task Force Meeting for the New York Bight to present an overview of its Call for Information and Nominations, provide updates on recent developments, and seek public input.

Why California’s New Home Solar Requirement Includes Batteries and Not Zero Net Energy

California’s recently adopted building standards require solar to be a part of all new residential construction. As the first state to enact such a standard, it’s been lauded as a historic and game-changing event for solar power in the U.S. But some have argued that the new standards don’t go far enough.