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.

Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind

There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind.

Offshore Wind and Japan: Will the U.S. Win or Lose This Technology Race?

The nuclear power crisis in Japan may open up new opportunities for offshore wind innovation, based on recent developments following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown in March 2011.
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Battery Storage and Wind Energy: The Stanford Study

With renewable energy costs falling and deployment rising, and resilient power a hot topic post-Sandy, it makes sense that a wonky, non-sexy technology like energy storage has stepped out of the shadows to take center stage.

Offshore Wind in Europe: Lessons for the U.S.

There are a lot of great things Europe has that the U.S. doesn’t—comfortable taxis, good table wine, Idris Elba—and then there’s offshore wind, lots and lots of offshore wind.

CE+BFI Examines Innovative NYSERDA Energy Efficiency Bond Deal

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently issued bonds through a highly innovative structure to finance and refinance loans under the Green Jobs-Green New York (GJGNY) program.

Storage and Finance: Overcoming Two Barriers to Renewable Progress

The future for wind and solar energy is bright. But in order to realize even a fraction of their enormous potential, both technologies must address two major constraints, one physical and one financial.

Clean Energy Group President Praises New York Bond Financing

The Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative has released a paper about the state and city level innovations in clean energy finance, especially the new creative uses of bonds to support clean energy.

The End of the Electric Utilities? The Industry Thinks So Too

Will electric utilities go the way of black rotary-phones and daily print newspapers, squeezed out by technology innovation, competition, stranded capital costs, and consumers wanting to make their own electric power? If you said yes, you are not alone.