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Innovative Massachusetts Low-Income Battery Pilot Finally Wins Approval (For Now…)
Five years after it was first proposed, Massachusetts’ Cape Light Compact is celebrating the long-awaited and hard-won regulatory approval of a first-in-the-nation energy storage pilot program for low-income customers.
Looking Back: Five Energy Equity Takeaways from 2022
A new year is upon us. This will be a big year for Clean Energy Group (CEG). We were founded 25 years ago, back in 1998 when solar and wind were more of a hopeful concept than the disruptive reality they have become today. Considering the events of last year, 2023 looks to be a…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system.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.
On Batteries, Minerals, the Circular Economy, and Finite Supply
As the fossil fuel industry rages against the dying of the gas light, they continue to work to plant doubt about an economy centered around solar and wind paired with battery storage.
With Forward Capacity Auction Success, Batteries are Winning in New England
Clean energy advocates are celebrating a major energy storage milestone in New England: Plus Power, a San Francisco-based developer of grid-scale batteries, is building the two largest battery projects to date in the region.
Connecticut Powers into the Lead with Breakthrough Customer Battery Program
With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.