Photo Credit: Berkeley Lab
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.

2022 Year-in-Review: Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative
December 21, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

2022 was a banner year for CEG’s Technical Assistance Fund and Resilient Power Leadership Initiative. CEG awarded $200,000 to 23 community-based organizations and service providers across nine states and DC. Over 40 percent of awardees were BIPOC-led organizations.

Estación de Bomberos Humacao. Photo Credit: Solar Responders
Solar+Storage Supports Emergency Response in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Fiona
November 28, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

CEG checked in with our partners to better understand how solar+storage systems, installed in critical community facilities in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, performed in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. The response was overwhelmingly positive.

Power outage following Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Dan Nguyen via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0.
Energy Resilience Ten Years After Sandy
October 25, 2022 by Seth Mullendore

Here we are, ten years later. A lot has changed in the energy resilience space over the past decade. Unfortunately, a lot has also remained the same.

Solar array at Via Mobility Services. © Via Mobility Services.
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.

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Resilient Power for Emergency Operations: Freeing First Responders from the Burden of Unreliable Backup Power
May 31, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Marriele Mango

In recent years, emergency responders have found both stationary solar+storage – systems installed in a particular facility – and mobile units – solar+storage systems that can be transported to different communities on a trailer – valuable in the event of a disaster and corresponding power outage.

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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.

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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.