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  • January 27, 2019

    Solar Best Practices for Under-Resourced Communities: A Comparative Landscape Analysis

    CESA has launched a new project with Alabama A&M University, the Partnership for Southern Equity/Advancing Equity and Opportunity, the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability, and Woodline Solutions to research, write, and disseminate a report on the solar landscape in under-resourced communities. The report will identify the most useful strategies for advancing solar photovoltaic technologies in ways that benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The project team will gather input from a wide range of stakeholders, including state and municipal governments, utilities, foundations, advocates for LMI populations, and the solar industry, and will especially seek to learn from the experiences of organizations that have deep roots in LMI communities. The report will tentatively be released in the Fall of 2019. The project is funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

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  • January 17, 2019

    New York’s Green New Deal

    New York Governor Cuomo has announced plans for a “Green New Deal,” an ambitious plan to accelerate the state’s clean energy economy. The Governor’s agenda includes:

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  • January 15, 2019

    New Report on Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers

    Community solar has the potential to vastly increase access to solar for low- and moderate-income communities, especially for renters, but programs need to be specifically designed with those customers in mind in order to have the maximum benefit. A new report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance aims to help state program officials to design effective programs. The report, Design and Implementation of Community Solar Programs for Low- and Moderate-Income Customers, is available *here*.

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  • December 18, 2018

    Historic, Record-breaking Offshore Wind Lease Auction

    Equinor Wind, Mayflower Wind, and Vineyard Wind are the *three provisional winners* of last Friday’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) competitive wind energy area lease auction. BOEM opened the competitive bidding process on Thursday morning for three lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts. The three lease areas sold for a combined price of $405 million dollars after thirty-two bidding rounds. Each lease area was auctioned at approximately $135 million. This historic auction and the record-breaking prices reflect the region’s strong commitment to offshore wind.

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  • December 12, 2018

    “A Vermonter’s Guide to Residential Solar” – New Edition Reflects Changes in Net Metering Rules

    vt guide no border Since 2016, Vermonters interested in installing a residential solar photovoltaic (PV) system have relied on "*A Vermonter's Guide to Residential Solar*," a free guidebook produced by the Clean Energy States Alliance and the Vermont Public Service Department. The guide was updated in the fall of 2018 to reflect changes in Vermont's net metering rules.

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  • December 7, 2018

    Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents – Updated December 2018

    directory no border[resource-library/resource/directory-of-state-clean-energy-programs-and-policies-for-low-and-moderate-income-residents]CESA has updated its *Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low- and Moderate-Income Residents[resource-library/resource/directory-of-state-clean-energy-programs-and-policies-for-low-and-moderate-income-residents]*. This document, first published in 2015, surveys current and planned state activities that seek to bring the benefits of clean energy to low-income residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers some energy-efficiency initiatives. It does not include low-income weatherization programs. We will continue to update this document periodically to keep it current and useful as a directory of relevant state programs and policies. Read more *here[resource-library/resource/directory-of-state-clean-energy-programs-and-policies-for-low-and-moderate-income-residents]*.

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