|Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar
September 1, 2015 by Nate Hausman
As community-shared solar has proliferated, a growing number of states have adopted community solar-enabling laws. This is clearly good news for solar, but one issue that has been less clear is whether an individual owner of solar panels installed in an offsite, community- shared array qualifies for one of the primary carrots offered to homeowners adopting solar—the 30% federal residential investment tax credit called the “residential ITC.”
|Financing Clean Energy for Climate Adaptation
January 28, 2015 by Robert Sanders
A new report by Clean Energy Group proposes bundling loans for resilient power projects, such as solar PV with battery storage, to get this clean energy market to scale.
|Resilient Power Equality: Providing Reliable Electricity Solutions to Everyone
January 15, 2015 by Lewis Milford, Robert Sanders
When it comes to reliable energy technologies to protect against power outages, there is a disparity between the haves and the have-nots. Call it “resilient power inequality.”
|Massachusetts Announces Second Round of Resilient Power Project Grants
January 2, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its second round of resilience program awards, and once again, the results are extraordinary.
|Clean Energy Bonds: Let’s Take Away the Market for Fossil Fuel Investment
December 9, 2014 by Lewis Milford
Investors in the United States increasingly want to invest in solutions to climate change. The good news is that investors have growing opportunities to make those investments, with clean energy bonds.
|How to Finance Resilient Power: Emerging Models Post-Sandy
October 30, 2014 by Lewis Milford
It’s been two years since Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast. It knocked out electric grids and left millions of people to suffer for weeks without power in public housing, senior centers, hospitals and shelters.
|Emerging Finance Models for Resilient Infrastructure
September 29, 2014 by Lewis Milford
With recent announcements from New York and New Jersey, we now have two emerging finance models to fund community level, climate resilient infrastructure.
|New Jersey Creates Nation’s First Energy Resilience Bank
July 30, 2014 by Lewis Milford
New Jersey recently created the first-in-the-nation “Energy Resilience Bank (ERB).” Designed to address a repeat of the devastating impacts of SuperStorm Sandy, when over 8 million people lost electric power in the region, the ERB will provide $200 million for municipalities to finance clean resilient power solutions.
|The Myths about Government that Kill Innovation
May 13, 2014 by Lewis Milford
There is a steady drumbeat of statements arguing for limited government: Government should not pick winners.
|Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market: A New Option to Finance Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
April 16, 2014 by Lewis Milford
The IPCC climate report issued this week is tough reading. It suggests we are far from deploying clean energy technologies at the scale needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid catastrophic impacts.