|Looking Back: Five Energy Equity Takeaways from 2022
January 18, 2023 by Seth Mullendore
Major new legislation is poised to usher in a wave of additional federal support for the clean energy transition, and many state policies, programs, and planning processes are incorporating stronger language to prioritize energy equity, but 2022 also saw the rise of false solutions and emerging battlelines as fossil-fuel interests fight to remain relevant.
|Battery Storage – What’s it Worth?
December 13, 2022 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
When considering whether to invest in a new technology, the first thing anyone wants to know is will the benefits outweigh the costs? This is no less true of state energy agencies and utility regulators who are generally tasked with ensuring that taxpayers and ratepayers get a good return on their dollar.
|The Inflation Reduction Act Offers Powerful Tools for Solving the Peaker Problem
August 30, 2022 by Shelley Robbins
The IRA provides the financial incentives and tools that level the playing field between legacy fossil-fuel peakers and alternatives that do not emit localized pollutants into the communities that surround them.
|The Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Nonprofits Seeking Solar+Storage
August 18, 2022 by Marriele Mango
The Investment Reduction Act will significantly influence nonprofits seeking to develop solar PV and solar+storage solutions in low-income communities by removing barriers to accessing significant federal tax incentives.
|2021 In Review: Signposts for a Fossil-Free Future
January 11, 2022 by Shelley Robbins
Looking back at the major stories of 2021 that have the biggest implications for solar+storage, a clear theme emerged: big, centralized, dirty power failed, and smaller, cleaner, more nimble and resilient power gained traction.
|Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review
December 21, 2021 by Marriele Mango
At the end of each year Clean Energy Group assesses our largest regrant program, the Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund. This year-in-review blog overviews projects, successes, lessons learned and goals for the new year.
|Build Louisiana Back Resilient
November 16, 2021 by Logan Atkinson Burke, Marriele Mango
Like Hurricane Katrina and numerous storms before it, Hurricane Ida demolished Louisiana’s outdated, fossil-fuel dependent energy system. It’s time for Louisiana leadership to prioritize resilient solutions over continued fossil-fuel investment.
|On Batteries, Minerals, the Circular Economy, and Finite Supply
November 4, 2021 by Shelley Robbins
As the fossil fuel industry rages against the dying of the gas light, they continue to work to plant doubt about an economy centered around solar and wind paired with battery storage.
|With Forward Capacity Auction Success, Batteries are Winning in New England
September 28, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Clean energy advocates are celebrating a major energy storage milestone in New England: Plus Power, a San Francisco-based developer of grid-scale batteries, is building the two largest battery projects to date in the region.
|Connecticut Powers into the Lead with Breakthrough Customer Battery Program
August 23, 2021 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
With the long-anticipated approval of its new Statewide Electric Storage Program, Connecticut has just leapfrogged the rest of New England to become the new regional leader in distributed battery storage program development.