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  • May 25, 2019

    CESA Members Expand Renewable Energy Access

    CESA member organizations are working to make sure that renewable energy is accessible to everyone. A few notable programs and initiatives have recently made the news:

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  • May 10, 2019

    CESA Hosts Annual Membership Meeting at NREL Campus

    viz The Clean Energy States Alliance held our annual membership meeting in late April and early May. This year, the meeting was co-hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. Representatives from twenty-five state and federal agencies were in attendance. The event included presentations by clean energy experts and ample networking opportunities.

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  • April 29, 2019

    Offshore Wind Advances in the Northeast

    States in the Northeast are making great strides in advancing offshore wind development. Recently:

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  • April 15, 2019

    Building Electrification in California Could Lead to Big GHG Savings

    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and other California utilities have released an economic study of housing electrification costs and benefits. The study, Residential Building Electrification in California, assesses the energy savings, greenhouse gas savings, impacts to the electric grid and overall economics of residential building electrification for customers across many regions of California. Results show that electrification can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 60% in 2020 and up to 90% in 2050 compared to mixed-fuel homes.

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  • March 25, 2019

    CESA Awarded Funding for Low- and Moderate-Income Solar Financing Models

    The US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office announced that CESA will receive funding for a three-year project that will build on three innovative low- and moderate-income (LMI) solar access and finance initiatives. The project will further develop these models and promote them in additional locations. The three initiatives are: (1) Efforts by Connecticut Green Bank to document the creditworthiness of LMI single-family homeowners and attract financial institutions, most notably PosiGen, to offer financing to the LMI solar market; (2) New Mexico State Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department efforts to develop “PV-on-a Pole” prototypes to be manufactured inexpensively and installed widely at manufactured homes; (3) Efforts by Clean Energy Group, foundations, and affordable housing organizations to use loan guarantees and other credit enhancements to finance solar+battery storage for multifamily affordable housing. Learn more *here*.

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