|Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen “Solar for All” Partnership – Bringing the Benefits of Clean Energy to LMI Communities
July 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
Connecticut’s Solar for All program addresses many of the key barriers to going solar for low-and-moderate income communities and households, including access to financing, real and perceived credit-quality issues, inability to fully realize public incentives, education gaps, and contractors’ customer acquisition strategies.
|NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Provides Funding and Technical Assistance to Support Local Clean Energy Development
July 5, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program helps local governments earn recognition and grant funding to demonstrate their clean energy leadership and to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment.
|Oregon’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program: Using Tax Credits to Leverage Private Investment
June 21, 2018 by Samantha Donalds
The Oregon Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Development Grant Program promotes investment in and development of renewable energy projects by providing a grant up to $250,000 for businesses, organizations, public bodies, schools, nonprofits, and tribes that install and operate a renewable energy system that produces electric energy.
|Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets
June 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello
The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.
|The Connecticut Green Bank: Innovation in Finance Sparks New Model for Public/Private Investment in Clean Energy
October 19, 2017 by Clean Energy States Alliance
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced in July that the Connecticut Green Bank had won this year’s Innovations in American Government Award.
|Advancing Clean Energy: 15 Years of State Leadership
August 15, 2017 by Dana Drugmand
As the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) celebrates its 15th anniversary, Clean Energy Group looks back on the founding and early years of this important organization.
|Five Ways States Are Accelerating Renewable Energy
July 7, 2017 by Dana Drugmand
Many of the initiatives to move our energy system towards clean, renewable power emanate from the state and local levels.
|How One Small US Town Will Save Millions with a Microgrid
July 5, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Sterling, Massachusetts is demoing grid 2.0 with a multi-million-dollar investment that will pay for itself in just two years.
|Advancing Clean Energy at the State Level – An Imperative
June 10, 2017 by Dana Drugmand
Now more than ever, policies and programs to promote sustainable energy resources will come from the state level.
|Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage
April 14, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
The little town of Sterling, MA is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.