Clean-Energy Finance to Beat Beltway Blues

As the country looks for new sources of clean energy finance while Congress remains paralyzed, we might have missed the most obvious funders that have been right under our noses for years.

MassINC Report Shines Light on Massachusetts's Strong Climate Change Mitigation Efforts

New report written in partnership with CESA recommends key actions to ensure future emissions reduction targets are met.

Long Island Solar Farm – How Public/Private/Federal Partnerships Can Make Big Things Happen

In early 2012, the Long Island Solar Farm, located in Upton, NY on Long Island, was given the Renewable Energy World’s “Excellence in Renewable Energy - Reader’s Choice Award.”

New CESA Report - "Designing the Right RPS"

The renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has become the most important policy mechanism for advancing renewable energy in the United States.

Manhattan Institute Flunks Energy Policy 101

Last week, the Manhattan Institute issued a report that pretends to be a serious analysis of the impact of renewable energy on electricity prices.

Michigan Renewables Cheaper than Coal: Another State Success Story

Once again, the bad news on clean energy coming out of Washington is matched by the good news showing the success of a state clean energy program.

The Growing Pains of Small Wind: Part II

2011 was a tough year for small wind incentive programs. Over the past 12 months, California, Oregon, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Minnesota all experienced some kind of suspension or significant reduction of their incentives for wind turbines.

Funding Growth: State Clean Energy Funds Can Help Invent the Future

These are tough times for the dream of clean energy and green jobs.

A New Norquist Pledge? On Clean Energy, Get Your Facts Straight

Grover Norquist has helped to paralyze the federal government on tax policy, and now he wants to bring gridlock to the many job-creating successes of state clean energy policy.

The Growing Pains of Distributed Wind

The small and mid-scale wind industry is in a unique place in its development: it’s past the stage of an emerging market, but not-yet-fully fledged. And as many states have been discovering, this phase of the industry is full of growing pains.