Clean Energy for Resilient Communities

To become more resilient in the face of severe weather events, communities should rely on proven distributed energy technologies like solar PV with energy storage to protect residents from future power outages, according to a new report released today by Clean Energy Group.

In the Dark, Again and Again

If we’re going to deal with increasingly severe climate-related power outages and are going to make our communities more resilient, we in the environmental community have to change the kinds of technologies we propose to solve the problem.

Trade Missions Critical in Building an Offshore Wind Industry

One major cost reduction mechanism for US offshore wind project development is minimizing project risk, especially in the construction phase of project development.

How the Right Uses Environmental Law to Kill American Jobs

"Conservative groups use environmental litigation to kill American jobs." No, that was not the title of the recent New York Times article about the Cape Wind offshore wind project. But it should have been.

Natural Gas Loses to Solar on Costs, A First

For those who already think natural gas will win out over renewable power, a judge has said, not so fast.

Getting Gas Right – A Regional Climate Strategy

Throughout New England, exuberance for natural gas is on the rise, with numerous proposals for new pipelines and power plants in the region. Here's why that short-term excitement is problematic over the long term, particularly for our climate.
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Feeling Energized by Wind? October in Review

October was an energized month for the offshore wind industry. While U.S. regulatory and policy mechanisms supporting offshore wind are still uncertain, things are looking brighter for offshore projects in general.

Court Finds NYC Disabled Not Adequately Protected After Sandy; Disaster Planning Must Include Vulnerable Populations

Like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, the well being of the most vulnerable in our population—the disabled—during severe weather events may serve as an indicator of how well we are planning to protect the general population.

Solar Storage: The New Resilient Clean Energy Technology

Clean Energy Group’s new Resilient Power Project is helping states figure out how to provide resilient power to critical infrastructure, so that needed services can be provided during a natural disaster that knocks out portions of the electric grid.

The Dark before the Dawn

Last week’s offshore wind conference hosted by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) brought together over 800 attendees, including industry leaders, policy makers, investors, consulting firms, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and other wind energy enthusiasts.