Report: “Aggregated Procurement” Could Reduce Costs of Offshore Wind Energy
September 11, 2012 by Marissa Newhall

A new analysis shows that “aggregated procurement”—or purchases of large amounts of offshore wind energy by a buyers network—could substantially lower its costs.

New Massachusetts Report Identifies Renewable Thermal Opportunities
June 11, 2012 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

For many types of renewable technologies and fuels, producing thermal energy is much more efficient than producing electricity. Yet the vast majority of state Renewable Portfolio Standards address renewable thermal technologies minimally, if at all.

Clean-Energy Finance to Beat Beltway Blues
May 14, 2012 by Lewis Milford

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
April 23, 2012 by Marissa Newhall

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
April 2, 2012 by Maria Blais Costello

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”
March 22, 2012 by Warren Leon

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
March 7, 2012 by Lewis Milford, Warren Leon

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

The Growing Pains of Small Wind: Part II
January 24, 2012 by Elizabeth Rubado

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
January 12, 2012 by Lewis Milford

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

The Growing Pains of Distributed Wind
December 11, 2011 by Elizabeth Rubado

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.