CEG Comments on Direct Pay Option within the Inflation Reduction Act
November 3, 2022 by Shelley Robbins

Allowing low-income-serving entities to take direct payment of a tax credit they would not otherwise be allowed to take in order to offset the cost of adding solar and storage, both for relief of energy burden and for resilience, could increase the amount of solar and storage on low-income single-family homes, effectively addressing a deficiency in the Inflation Reduction Act.

Resilient Solar and Battery Storage for Cooling Centers: Mitigating the Impacts of Extreme Heat on Vulnerable Populations
October 19, 2022 by Marriele Mango

This report examines the opportunity for resilient solar+storage to provide reliable backup power to cooling centers. The report explores health impacts and project economics, and it includes seven case studies from across the country.

Resilience Matters: Opportunities for Action to Strengthen Communities
March 1, 2022 by Abbe Ramanan, Laurie Mazur, Lew Milford, Seth Mullendore

This publication by the Island Press Urban Resilience Project is a compilation of articles, op-eds, and interviews celebrating our collective progress in 2021, while highlighting how far we have yet to go. Four of the seven articles in the Energy section were written by CEG staff.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – Solar Responders Brings Resilient Power to Puerto Rico’s Fire Stations
October 26, 2021 by Abbe Ramanan

Solar Responders equips Puerto Rico’s fire stations with solar+storage to provide backup power and ensure effective communication and emergency services during natural disasters. This case study includes technical and financial details, as well as lessons learned over the course of the project.

Resilient Power Leadership Initiative Grant Awards
April 12, 2021 by Clean Energy Group

The Resilient Power Leadership Initiative provides support to community-based organizations working in the areas of energy and environmental justice, with the goal of helping to build organizational capacity related to solar+storage and seed long-term, community-led programs that further advance energy equity and environmental justice.

Trends from 2008-2018 in electricity-dependent durable medical equipment rentals and sociodemographic disparities
February 1, 2021 by Joan A Casey, Marriele Mango, Seth Mullendore

Given health disparities in the United States, this paper assesses trends in durable medical equipment rental prevalence and individual- and area-level sociodemographic inequalities.

Peak Coalition Letter Concerning the Astoria Replacement Project
November 19, 2020 by Clean Energy Group, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE

The Peak Coalition wrote this letter concerning serious procedural and substantive deficiencies in the Final Scoping Document for the proposed repowering of the Astoria Gas Turbine facility, a 558-megawatt gas peaker power plant located in the New York City borough of Queens.

Phase Out Peakers
May 7, 2020 by Clean Energy Group

This fact sheet identifies the top ten metropolitan regions across the country where the health and well-being of its citizens are adversely impacted by an aging fleet of peaker power plants, and highlights the findings of work being done in New York City to advance the replacement of peaker plants with battery storage and renewables.

Dirty Energy, Big Money
May 6, 2020 by Clean Energy Group, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, THE POINT CDC, UPROSE

New York City’s peaker power plants have a disproportionate impact on the city’s most vulnerable people. Replacing peaker plants with a system of localized renewable energy generation and battery storage can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy bills, improve public health and equity, and make the system more resilient in the face of increased storms and climate impacts.

Resilient Power Project Case Study – Cimarron District Forestry Office
February 5, 2020 by Marriele Mango

The Energy Conservation and Management Division of New Mexico has made the State Forestry Division Cimarron District Office, one of its most remote offices, more resilient through a recently installed solar PV and battery storage system.