Estación de Bomberos Humacao. Photo Credit: Solar Responders

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.
Power outage following Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Dan Nguyen via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0.

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.
Solar array at Via Mobility Services. © Via Mobility Services.

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.
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Resilient Power for Emergency Operations: Freeing First Responders from the Burden of Unreliable Backup Power

In recent years, emergency responders have found both stationary solar+storage – systems installed in a particular facility – and mobile units – solar+storage systems that can be transported to different communities on a trailer – valuable in the event of a disaster and corresponding power outage.

Mapping the Inequities of Fossil Peaker Power Plants

To help visualize the racial and economic disparities of fossil peaker power plants, CEG released a new mapping tool highlighting the demographic characteristics of surrounding communities. 
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2021 In Review: Signposts for a Fossil-Free Future

Looking back at the major stories of 2021 that have the biggest implications for solar+storage, a clear theme emerged: big, centralized, dirty power failed, and smaller, cleaner, more nimble and resilient power gained traction.

Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review

At the end of each year Clean Energy Group assesses our largest regrant program, the Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund. This year-in-review blog overviews projects, successes, lessons learned and goals for the new year.

Build Louisiana Back Resilient

Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system. It’s time for Louisiana leadership to prioritize resilient solutions over continued fossil-fuel investment.