Expanding Access to Solar Financing in Connecticut
July 14, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

With the CT Solar Lease program, the Connecticut Green Bank continues to develop innovative financing solutions to advance solar and other clean energy technologies.

US DOE, Sandia, CEG/CESA collaborate to provide municipal energy storage procurement guidance
July 13, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Although many municipalities have gained some limited experience in the area of distributed energy resources, mostly due to the success of the distributed solar industry, adding energy storage and islanding capability to the mix raises a whole new set of questions.

The Many Benefits of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Initiative
July 12, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

Energy Trust of Oregon, working with the nonprofit Farmers Conservation Alliance, has developed a coordinated and comprehensive program to help irrigation districts and the farmers they serve to develop modern irrigation systems.

Androscoggin Valley Hospital Biomass Boiler and Emissions Reduction System PHOTO CREDIT: New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Sustainable Energy Division
New Hampshire’s Groundbreaking Renewable Thermal Program
July 7, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

In 2012, New Hampshire became the first and only state to add a carve-out for renewable thermal technologies to its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaks at the Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton kickoff event. Photo Credit: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Exploring the Benefits of Distributed Solar in Rhode Island
July 5, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources developed a pilot project to explore how distributed solar could provide value to Rhode Island’s electric grid.

State Clean Energy Programs Honored for Efforts to Transform U.S. Markets
June 15, 2016 by Warren Leon

The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

An Unexpected Renewable Energy Trend
March 23, 2016 by Warren Leon

Over the past three years, numerous news stories have highlighted efforts to roll back state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), which require electricity suppliers to get an increasing share of their electricity from clean sources. However, most of the significant RPS actions that states have taken have been in the opposite direction.

Children at play. Photo property of Enterprise Community Partners.
States Support Clean Energy for Low-Income Residents
February 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Clean energy innovations tend to follow a familiar arc. The newest best thing, whether that is rooftop solar, a Tesla PowerWall, or a Prius in the garage, is bought at a premium by first adopters.

Energy Storage Brings Resiliency to Eugene, OR
December 21, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This week, Oregon became the latest state to fund an energy storage demonstration project that will use batteries and PV to power a resilient microgrid.

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Massachusetts Gets Serious About Resilient Power
November 19, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

In the face of increasingly severe weather and power outages, more and more states are recognizing the importance of resilient power for communities and critical services.