July 26, 2017
Earlier this summer Massachusetts put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for long-term contracts for offshore wind energy totaling 400 MW. This solicitation follows passage of “An Act to Promote Energy Diversity” by the Massachusetts legislature in August 2016 calling for 1600 MW of offshore wind by 2027. The full text of this legislation, as well as the complete RFP document, can both be conveniently accessed from one site.
July 7, 2017
By Dana Drugmand, Summer Research Assistant, CESA By Dana Drugmand, Summer Research Assistant, CESA
June 14, 2017
Through the Sustainable Solar Education Project[projects/sustainable-solar/], CESA conducted a full-day, in-person workshop for state officials on planning for bringing solar to low- and moderate-income (LMI) residents. Representatives from sixteen states attended the workshop, which was held in Washington, DC on June 14th. During the workshop, state participants engaged with leading experts and peers from across the country in discussions on such topics as financing for LMI solar, using community solar to advance solar for LMI households, LMI solar+storage as a strategy to reduce lifecycle costs, and harnessing existing low-income and housing programs for solar. The workshop included sessions for state officials to work together to generate and develop program ideas and strategies to bring the benefits of solar to LMI residents. Workshop materials are available here[webinars/sustainable-solar-education-project-workshop/].
June 12, 2017
2017 CESA Members Meeting in Washington, D.C. CESA members from across the country gathered in DC in June for the annual 2017 CESA Members Meeting.
June 9, 2017
Northeast Wind Resource Center Forum The Northeast Wind Resource Center, in partnership with E2Tech and the Maine Ocean and Wind Industry Initiative, held a half-day wind forum in Portland, Maine to discuss both land-based and offshore wind power on the national, regional, and state levels. The forum, attended by over 150 people, included presentations with developers, federal agencies, transmission operators, and renewable energy organizations. Read event highlights and recaps *here*.
June 8, 2017
By Dana Drugmand, Summer Research Assistant, CESA
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