Clean Energy Group Blog
Electric Vehicles in the Community: Challenges and Solutions
There are numerous equity concerns that must be addressed to ensure that the benefits of EVs are distributed fairly and that historically marginalized communities are not again left behind.
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.
Electric Vehicles and the Case for Resilience
EVs can help mitigate the risks of severe weather events. Equipped with appropriate bidirectional charging equipment, they can provide a backup source of power to keep disaster shelters, community centers, medical offices, emergency services, and other services in operation.
What Nonprofits Need to Know about the Investment Tax Credit
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 updated and expanded the Investment Tax Credit for solar and battery storage resilient power projects. This blog outlines several important changes to the ITC that could impact nonprofits.
Electric Vehicles in the Community: Benefits and Challenges
Electric vehicles for community use – including electric buses, vans, trucks, and ordinary passenger cars – represent an important opportunity for economic, environmental, and public health benefits.
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.
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…
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.