March 28, 2018
Last month’s FERC order 841 was hailed by some as a watershed moment in energy storage history. But the devil’s in the implementation, according to Mike Berlinski of Customized Energy Solutions. Berlinski and his colleagues at CES will present details of FERC’s order and address implementation in a Clean Energy States Alliance webinar on April 4.
February 7, 2018
By Val Stori, Project Director, CESA
January 5, 2018
Block Island Wind Farm - Photo by Val Stori, CESA. 2017 was a banner year for offshore wind in the U.S. Boosted by the start of commercial operations at the Block Island Wind Farm in December 2016, the offshore wind sector gathered momentum and made significant progress over the year.
December 13, 2017
Last week, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $20 million in grants[https://www.mass.gov/news/baker-polito-administration-awards-20-million-for-energy-storage-projects] to support 26 energy storage projects in 25 Massachusetts communities. The grant program, Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES), is part of the state’s ongoing Energy Storage Initiative, which includes a range of energy storage policy efforts. It puts the state clearly in the storage leadership role in the East.
November 2, 2017
Today, the States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports that set out the context for offshore wind development in the Northeast and reveal its potential economic development benefits.
October 20, 2017
The Connecticut Green Bank: Innovation in Finance Sparks New Model for Public/Private Investment in Clean Energy
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced in July that the Connecticut Green Bank had won this year’s Innovations in American Government Award. The Ash Center award recognizes excellence and creativity across a wide range of government initiatives, from technology and public health programs to conservation and education. That Connecticut’s pioneering clean energy financing model won this prestigious award, selected from among thousands of entries, speaks to the important role of states in accelerating the renewable energy transition.
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