November 30, 2018
The Yale Center for Business and the Environment’s Renewable Thermal Alliance (RTA) has awarded CESA a 2018 RTA Seed Innovation Grant. CESA will use this grant to work with four CESA member states (CT, MA, NY, RI) to develop a carbon cost calculator that will readily provide residential and business owners the cost savings and reduced greenhouse gas impacts associated with the installation of a renewable heating and cooling systems. HeatSmart communities will be the calculator's primary initial audience. Read more *here[https://cbey.yale.edu/our-stories/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2018-renewable-thermal-alliance-seed-innovation-grant]*.
November 21, 2018
The *Solar Potential Analysis Report[http://mnsolarpathways.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/solar-potential-analysis-report-nov15.pdf]*, commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, indicates that the state will be able to meet its ambitious renewable energy goals of 10% solar energy by 2030 and 70% from solar and wind by 2050 at costs comparable to natural gas generation. Another main conclusion from the study was that while utility-scale energy storage will play an important role in Minnesota’s renewable energy future, overbuilding and curtailing renewable energy generation may be the most affordable option. Read more *here[https://www.eenews.net/energywire/2018/11/19/stories/1060106555]* and *here[https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2018/11/19/stories/1060106567]*.
November 9, 2018
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November 8, 2018
Many states are looking to energy storage for renewables integration, cost savings, and resilient power. Two recent and notable state energy storage efforts are taking place in Iowa and Maryland.
October 18, 2018
Recent interviews in the Yale Clean Energy Finance Forum highlight the work of our member agencies across the country:
October 11, 2018
New York is taking its first major step toward reaching the state’s 1.5-gigwatt energy storage target by 2025. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $40 million in funding to support the development of 50 megawatts of storage paired with solar. The incentive program will be targeted toward the commercial and industrial sector and community solar projects, with the aim of reducing barriers such as customer acquisition, identifying project locations, and interconnection. The funding will be offered through the state’s NY-Sun program, with has supported the installation of more than a gigawatt of solar. *Read more...*
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