CESA Press

CESA in the News

Below is some of the press coverage of the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).


Oregon governor signs ambitious clean energy bill
Sara Cline, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 7/27/2021

Ribbon cutting for Alliant’s battery unit storing solar power in Decorah
O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, 7/21/2021

Gov. Burgum wants to get North Dakota carbon neutral by 2030. It's a tall task
Adam Willis, InForum, 6/11/2021

4 state trends remaking U.S. electricity
Miranda Willson, Kristi E. Swartz and Edward Klump, E&E News, 7/9/2021

Why doesn’t every roof have solar panels?
Emily Pontecorvo, Grist, 6/24/2021

Five months into the Biden Administration: A whirlwind of federal action on offshore wind
Georgena Terry, Windpower Engineering & Development, 6/21/2021

Resources From the State House to the White House: Progress on Climate, Justice, and Jobs
Center for American Progress, 6/15/2021

Solar for manufactured homes: the next frontier for energy equity
Samantha Donalds, PV Magazine, 6/9/2021

Oregon’s big climate bill of 2021 generates little friction
Dirk VanderHart, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 5/26/2021

Solar 'contagiousness': A key for environmental justice?
David Iaconangelo, E&E News, 4/29/2021

Heating and Cooling your Home with Clean Technologies Demystified
Georgena Terry, Green Energy Times, 4/12/2021

A positive trend: U.S. offshore wind solicitations address equity
Georgena Terry, Windpower Engineering & Development, 3/18/2021

Cleaning up the power grid requires a federal-state partnership
Warren Leon and Bentham Paulos, Utility Dive, 2/8/2021

Solar Energy Powering More US Local Government Buildings
Deborah Block, Voice of America, 2/6/2021

A Green New Deal Is Still Possible, Just Not the Way You Imagined
Geoff Dembicki, Vice, 1/19/2021

The Biden Administration Brings State Climate Leadership to the White House
Sam Ricketts, Christy Goldfuss, and Aimee Barnes, Center for American Progress, 1/19/2021

Vermont Public Service Department releases new information about ‘clean heating’
Chelsea Siegal, ABC News 10, 1/13/2021


New Virus Relief Bill Extends Clean Energy Tax Break Timeline
Morgan Conley, Law 360, 12/21/2020

Looking ahead to US ocean policy, management, and conservation under the Biden-Harris administration: Ocean policy experts weigh in
Sarah Carr, The Skimmer, 12/13/2020

The Fastest Route to Clean Energy Progress Runs Through the States
Warren Leon, Morning Consult, 11/17/2020

Harnessing the sun: Here’s what to consider when deciding if solar energy is right for you
Caralee Adams, Bethesda Magazine, 10/12/2020

California Sees Zinc As Likely Successor To Lithium-Ion In Energy Storage
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 10/6/2020

VBM recognizes Vermont’s Rising Stars Class of 2020
Vermont Business Magazine, 10/5/2020

How California Wildfires Are Driving Energy Storage Beyond Lithium-Ion
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 10/5/2020

Report: More Support Needed for Hydropower to Meet Clean-Energy Goals
Aria Alamalhodaei, California Energy Markets, 9/11/2020

Severe storms are increasingly leaving us without power. Microgrids can help.
Greta Moran, Popular Science, 8/31/2020

An inside look at NYSERDA’s award-winning offshore wind program
Maria Blais Costello, Windpower Engineering & Development, 8/27/2020

State launches community solar marketplace website making green energy more accessible to Rhode Islanders
Newport Buzz, 7/9/2020

Clean Energy Has Taken a Hit. Will It Rebound?
Alex Brown, Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts, 5/19/2020

Pollinator-friendly solar: a feel-good way to make projects cleaner and greener
K Kaufmann, PV Magazine, 5/7/2020

Community solar: A ray of hope in the gloom?
David Ferris, E&E News, 4/23/2020

100% clean energy group launches, with eyes on coronavirus
David Iaconangelo, E&E News, 4/2/2020

CESA organizes collaborative to help states attain 100% clean energy goals
Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World, 4/2/2020

Will solar work for low-income communities?
Warren Leon, Utility Dive, 3/5/2020

Trump and the Trillion Trees
Lisa Friedman and Eduardo Garcia, New York Times, 2/5/2020


Getting Solar Power to the Rural Communities That Need It Most
Bryce Oats, The Daily Yonder, 12/26/2019

Offshore Wind: Gearing Up for Liftoff
Nathanael Greene Cullen Howe, NRDC Blog, 12/25/2019

Solar with Justice report shows the solar policies, projects that most benefit under-served communities
Chris Crowell, Solar Builder, 12/16/2019

US has only one offshore wind energy farm, but a $70 billion market is on the way
Bob Woods, CNBC, 12/13/19

Building a wind industry across Connecticut
Editorial Board, The Day, 11/17/2019

Community Campaigns for Renewable Heating and Cooling: HeatSmart Northampton, MA
Georgena Terry, Green Energy Times, 11/15/2019

To meet renewable energy goals, Maine must take charge on big battery incentives
Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald, 11/10/19

CESA report highlights state-level clean energy leadership since 2015
Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World, 11/5/2019

#Latino20: Nicole Hernandez Hammer — Climate scientist, activist
Gwen Aviles, NBC News, 9/16/2019

First in the Nation Municipal Microgrid Program Advances Toward Final Goal Line
Andrew Burger, Microgrid Knowledge, 7/30/2019

5 Easy Steps To Going Solar In D.C.
dcist, 7/15/2019

US offshore wind under the Trump administration and new developments with offshore wind
Sarah Carr, The Skimmer, 5/10/2019

Solar for All? Removing Financial Obstacles to Green Energy
Noreen O'Donnell, NBC News, 5/7/2019

Funding made available in Oregon for small-scale renewable energy projects
Carlo Cariaga, Think Geoenergy, 3/14/2019

Energy Storage Has A Breakout Year On Both Sides Of The Meter
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 3/4/2019

Old Batteries Look New Again On DOE's List Of Next-Generation Energy-Storage Prospects
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 3/1/2019

Energy Dept. Tackles Challenge Of Rooftop Solar & Income Inequality
Tina Casey, Clean Technica, 1/17/2019

New report aims to help states design effective community solar programs for all income levels
Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World, 1/15/2019

The Fight Against Climate Change Could Heat Up in Colorado
Chase Woodruff, Westword, 1/2/2019


The 5 Obstacles To Selling A Solar Home (And How To Overcome Them)
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 12/16/2018

Solar Finds Its Place in the Sun Among America's Poor
Molly Fosco, OZY, 10/10/2018

N.J. puts out biggest call yet for proposals
David Iaconangelo, E&E News, 9/18/2018

Innovation Is Making Solar Panels Harder To Recycle
Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 9/4/2018

Clean Heating & Cooling Systems — More Ways To Reduce GHG Emissions
Carolyn Fortuna, CleanTechnica, 8/27/2018

The U.S. is on the verge of an offshore wind revolution
Jan Ellen Spiegel, Yale Climate Connections, 8/23/2018

Distributed storage to yield $2-3 of grid savings for each dollar spent
William Discroll, PV Magazine, 8/23/2018

ACES Award winners in MA show diversity in energy storage solutions
Liz Carey, Daily Energy Insider, 8/17/2018

Modernizing renewables mandates is no longer about the megawatts
Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive, 8/16/2018

Can Electrification Short-Circuit the Utility Death Spiral?
Kat Friedrich, Yale Clean Energy Finance Forum, 7/10/18

Renewable Energy World Announces Its Inaugural Solar 40 Under 40
Renewable Energy World, 7/6/2018

Solar Is Saving Low-Income Households Money in Colorado. It Could Be a National Model.
Dan Gearino, InsideClimate News, 7/2/2018

Connecticut joins the offshore wind rush
Jan Ellen Spiegel, The CT Mirror, 6/13/2018

Offshore wind farms could create 40,000 American jobs by 2028
Mark Collins, News 4 Jax, 5/21/2018

Securing our energy through microgrids
Michael Behrmann, NH Business Review, 5/10/2018

AWEA 2018: Offshore hubs to spring up on Atlantic coast
Ros Davidson, Windpower Engineering & Development, 5/9/2018

Two Cohorts of Nine Research Teams Leverage Network Learning Effect to Spur Solar Energy-Grid Innovation, Resilience
Andrew Burger, Solar Magazine, 5/2/2018

To See Offshore Wind Energy’s Future, Look on Shore – in Massachusetts
Jan Ellen Spiegel, Inside Climate News, 4/9/2018

President Trump’s Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind
Paul Dvorak, Windpower Engineering & Development, 4/11/2018

New lease areas lay the groundwork for unprecedented offshore energy boom
Michelle Froese, Windpower Engineering & Development, 4/8/2018

Trump Interior Dept. charts big future for offshore wind
Alt Energy Magazine, 4/6/2018

Offshore Wind Drives Demand for US Support Vessels
Marine News, 3/14/2018

Wind energy eyes restart in N.J. with Gov. Phil Murphy in office
Andrew Maykuth, The Inquirer, 3/8/2018

Advancing the U.S. offshore wind industry
Michelle Froese, Windpower Engineering & Development, 3/6/2018

Vast U.S. market for offshore wind comes into focus
Michelle Froese, Windpower Engineering & Development, 2/2/2018

One month into 2018 offshore wind is all the rage
Greg Alvarez, Into the Wind, 2/1/2018

Trump’s Solar Tariff Leaves State Renewables Targets in Limbo
Bobby Magill, Bloomberg BNA, 1/25/2018


Sterling Municipal Light honored for ‘Leading by Example’
The Worcester Telegram, 12/15/2017

Solar Power for Public and Affordable Housing May Emerge
Beryl Ajwang, Clean Energy Finance Forum, 11/7/2017

Uncertainty reigns in renewables sector as tax package, NOPR loom
Krysti Shallenberger, Utility Dive, 11/7/2017

Offshore Wind Can Provide Good American Jobs
Warren Leon, Morning Consult, 11/7/2017

Offshore Wind Shows Big Potential for Growth and Jobs
Tim Faulkner, EcoRI, 11/6/2017

U.S. East Coast Readies to Boost Offshore Wind
Maritime Executive, 11/6/2017

An Examination Of The Huge Potential Of Northeast Offshore Wind
Betsy Lillian, NA Windpower, 11/2/2017

Solar and energy storage in New England: It’s complicated
Christian Roselund, PV Magazine, 10/27/2017

Popularity of rooftop solar arrays posing challenges for firefighters
Meghan Foley, Keene Sentinel, 10/9/2017

US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)
Andy Colthorpe, Energy Storage News, 10/9/2017

The New 1,600 MW Solar Program for Massachusetts Really is SMART
John Farrell, CleanTechnica, 9/14/2017

Steps states can take to advance energy storage
Todd Olinsky-Paul, PV Power Tech Magazine, September 2017

Financing For Solar Plus Storage
Todd Olinsky-Paul, Green Energy Times, 8/23/2017

State Clean Energy Funds: A Driving Force in Renewables Deployment for Over a Decade
Dana Drugmand, Green Energy Times, 8/23/2017

Solar in tandem with battery storage gaining traction among utilities
Mark Jaffe, EUCI - Energize Weekly, 8/22/2017

6 Recommendations for Bringing Solar Power to Low-Income Households
Bentham Paulos, Future Structure, 7/18/2017

5 Ways States Are Accelerating Renewable Energy
Dana Drugmand, The Energy Collective, 7/11/2017

How One Small US Town Will Save Millions with a Microgrid
Todd Olinsky-Paul, Renewable Energy World Magazine, 7/5/2017

Advancing Clean Energy at the State Level — An Imperative
Dana Drugmand, Renewable Energy World, 6/8/2017

Solar Can Benefit Low-Income Households, CESA Shows How In New Guide
Charly Fasano, SolarReviews News, 5/16/2017

Reliant 'smart house' tests the future of electrical usage
Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle, 4/25/2017

Will CT catch or miss the boat on offshore wind energy?
Jan Ellen Spiegel, CT Mirror, 3/30/2017

Michigan and Illinois Raise Their Renewable Portfolio Standards
Kat Friedrich, Yale Clean Energy Finance Forum, 3/14/2017

Words matter in solar: Defining key energy terms
Kelsey Misbrener, Solar Power World, 3/1/2017


Can NYSERDA Make Offshore Wind Projects in the US More Like Europe’s?
Katherine Tweed, Greentech Media, 12/13/2016

Some Midwestern GOP Governors Appear To Back Renewable Energy
Dawn Reeves, InsideEPA/Climate, 12/12/2016

From Home Microgrid to Virtual Power Plant in Rural Vermont
Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge, 10/26/2016

Massachusetts town to build New England's first utility-scale battery storage project
Robert Walton, Utility Dive, 10/14/2016

Massachusetts Goes All-In on Energy Storage
Todd Olinsky-Paul, Renewable Energy World, 9/21/2016

Massachusetts earmarks 600MW of storage by 2025 for $800 million in cost savings
James Blackman, Energy Storage News, 9/21/2016

Massachusetts to Offer $10-$20M in Energy Storage Grants this Fall
Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge, 9/19/2016

Clean Energy Incentive Program Marches Along Despite Clean Power Plan Stay
Carsten deWolff, The Energy Collective, 7/13/2016

California Energy Commission receives leadership award for New Solar Homes Partnership
Solar Server, 6/16/2016

State irrigation program receives national conservation award
Wallowa County Chieftain, 6/28/2016

Six States Awarded by the Clean Energy States Alliance for Innovative Solar, Energy Projects
Chris Meehan, Solar Reviews, 6/16/2016

States may want RPS tweaks for climate rule
Emily Holden, Governor's Wind & Solar Energy Coalition, 6/14/2016

Farmers Conservation Alliance irrigation program recognized
Hood River News, 7/5/2016

Department of Energy’s SunShot awards CESA $568,000 for solar development
Jessica Limardo, Daily Energy Insider, 5/20/2016

Nation's Fastest-Growing Job Isn't For Acrophobes
Jennifer Oldham, Bloomberg, 5/12/2016

Thermal Storage a Hot, Yet Debated Topic for Biomass Water Heating Industry
Jennifer Delony, Renewable Energy World, 4/11/2016

An Unexpected Renewable Energy Trend
Warren Leon, Morning Consult, 3/23/2016

Governors Launch a New Offensive in the Fight for Clean Energy
Julian Spector, CityLab, 2/17/2016

Community solar gardens set to boom in 2016
Penn Energy, 1/7/2016

EWEB tests microgrids in preparation for potential changes in how it serves customers
Christian Hill, The Register-Guard, 1/2/2016


Oregon Energy Storage Demonstration Project Launches With State-Federal-NGO Partnership
Glenn Meyers, Green Building Elements, 12/20/2015

Wastewater treatment plant cleans up awards for renewable energy generation
Synergy (Energy Trust of Oregon Blog), 11/12/2015

Public Power Weekly Exclusive: Customer ownership in community solar could mean more savings
Laura D'Alessandro, Public Power Daily, 10/9/2015

Q&A: How the Clean Power Plan will impact the energy landscape
Kari Lydersen, Midwest Energy News, 10/2/2015

Can the U.S. Jump-Start Offshore Wind Power?
Camille von Kaenel, ClimateWire, 9/29/2015

Feds Fund State Efforts To Catalyze Offshore Wind
NAW Staff, North American Wind Power, 9/28/2015

Feds fund NY offshore push
reNews, 9/16/2015

IRS ruling seen as paving way for more community solar
Matt Whittaker, Energy Biz, 9/11/2015

IRS Approves Tax Credit for Community-Shared Solar Project
Cheryl Kaften, Energy Manager Today, 9/9/2015

IRS Guidance Finds Individual Community Solar Investor Qualifies for the Federal Tax Credit
Julia Pyper, GreenTech Media, 9/8/2015

IRS Guidance Will Boost Residential Solar Projects
Keith Goldberg, Law 360, 9/4/2015

IRS ruling could have significant impact for community solar projects
Paul Ciampoli, Public Power Daily, 9/4/2015

Community solar investors could qualify for federal tax credits, IRS ruling indicates
Robert Walton, Utility Dive, 9/3/2015

Solar Supporters Hope IRS Ruling Promotes Community Solar
Pat Bradley, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 9/3/2015

IRS ruling indicates US community solar could qualify for ITC support
Andy Colthorpe, PV Tech, 9/2/2015

IRS backs investor in Westside solar farm
Wilson Ring, Associated Press, 9/2/2015

U.S. IRS allows community solar owner to access the ITC
Christian Roselund, PV Magazine, 9/2/2015

IRS Allows Community-Solar Customers to use the ITC
Chris Meehan, Solar Reviews, 9/2/2015

IRS Rules Favorably on Owner’s Eligibility for Federal Tax Credit for a Community-Shared Solar Project
Foley Hoag Blog, 9/1/2015

IRS Approves Individual Tax Credit For Shared Solar Project
Matt Sharp, Law 360, 9/1/2015

Energy group says IRS ruling could promote community solar
Wilson Ring, Associated Press, 9/1/2015

Think 10th Circ. Endorses State RPS? Think Again
Harvey L. Reiter, Law 360, 8/26/2015

State Innovation is Key to Success of Clean Energy
Warren Leon, San Francisco Examiner, 7/23/2015

President Obama’s Low-Income Solar Initiative
Interview with Warren Leon, Alt Energy Mag, 7/17/2015

New Mexico Releases Solar Financing Guide For Homeowners
CleanTechnica, 7/17/2015

The Clean Energy States Alliance commends Massachusetts for solar, wind projects
Kathleen McKiernan, South Coast Today, 7/1/2015

New York Fast-Tracks Renewable Energy Development
Dave Lucas, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, 6/29/2015

New Report Applauds Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Programs
Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources (Press Release), 6/25/2015

Report shows U.S. ripe with Clean Energy Champions
Barbara Vergetis Lundin, Smart Grid News, 6/24/2015

Report looks at how states are advancing clean energy, including hydro
Elizabeth Ingram, HydroWorld, 6/24/2015

Report gives first-ever comprehensive look at how states support clean energy
Dylan Borchers, Ohio Green Strategies, 6/24/2015

Connecticut’s Clean-Energy Programs Receive Praise from National Coalition
Hugh Bailey, Connecticut Post, 6/23/2015

Report Examines Post-Millennium Clean Energy Boom
Colin Wood, GovTech, 6/23/2015

Clean Energy States Alliance Report Shows how State Policy Impacts Renewable Energy
Chris Meehan, Solar Reviews, 6/23/2015

New CESA Clean Energy Report Available
Joanna Schroeder, Domestic Fuel, 6/22/2015

ODOE to offer research and development funds for energy storage
Oregon Department of Energy (Press Release), 5/21/2015

Second Largest Island in U.S. Goes 100% Renewable
Laurie Guevara-Stone, Eco Watch, 5/20/2015

Homeowners would be well advised to do their homework before leasing solar equipment
David Solomon, New Hampshire Union Leader, 4/29/2015

OR wastewater treatment plant first in Northwest to achieve net-zero-energy status
Water World, 4/23/2015

Connecticut’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry to be Showcased at Premier International Trade Event in Germany
Hartford Courant, 3/17/2015

C-PACE marks successful first two years
Bridgeport News, 3/13/2015

Leading edge Vermont solar farm wins 2015 Project of Distinction Award
VermontBiz, 3/12/2016

States Reconsider Renewable Standards
Steve Curwood (host), Living on Earth, 3/6/2015

Free Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing Available
Lisa Iannucci, Green Builder, 2/19/2015

Solar Financing Guide Explores the Ins and Outs of Leases, Loans
Scott Thill, Solar Energy, 2/17/2015

CESA Creates Solar Financing Guide for Homeowners
Solar Novus Today, 2/16/2015

Guide for prospective solar homeowners released
Jonathan Gifford, PV Magazine, 2/12/2015

Now Available: A Free Guide to Home Solar Financing Options
Chris Meehan, Solar Reviews, 2/12/2015

Project Review: 2014 CESA award-winning installations, Part II
Renewable Energy Focus, 1/20/2015

Project review: 2014 CESA installations, Part I
Renewable Energy Focus, 1/9/2015


The National Hockey League shoots for zero carbon emissions -- a goal for other sports?
Benjamin Hulac and Daniel Cusick, E&E News, 12/19/2014

Solar-powered Microgrid
Josh Castonguay (GMP), Energy Biz, December 2014

Gresham wastewater plant recognized with national award
Portland Tribune, 11/20/2014

Connecticut’s Microgrid Program Receives National Recognition
Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge, 11/19/2014

How to Cut Carbon, Ramp up Renewable Energy, and Rebuild the Energy Sector
Mike Jacobs, Union of Concerned Scientists Blog, 9/30/2014

Historic City Makes Solar History With New Stafford Hills Solar Farm
Tina Casey, Clean Technica, 8/14/2014

Green Mountain Power begins solar-plus-battery micro-grid project in Vermont
Andy Colthorpe, PV Tech, 8/13/2014

CESA: Combining solar with energy storage the future of clean energy
Barbara Vergetis Lundin, Smart Grid News, 8/13/2014

First microgrid reliant on solar to provide backup power for Vt. town
Katherine Ling, E&E News, 8/12/2014

US State Breaks Ground on a "Perfect" Solar + Storage Microgrid that Can Provide Resilient Power
Jennifer Runyon, Renewable Energy World, 8/12/2014

Hydropower in U.S. Gets Boost from New Laws. Will Congress Do More?
Regina Cline, Bloomberg BNA Energy and Environment Blog, 1/30/2014


Solar Energy Provides Rays of Hope
Frank Carini, ecoRI News, 11/6/2013

The Energy Department Is Trying To Make Solar Panels Cheaper To Install
Emily Atkin, Think Progress, 11/6/2013

8 Things To Know About Distributed Wind Energy
EarthTechling, 8/15/2013

Making the Economic Case for Offshore Wind
Michael Conathan, Center for American Progress, 2/28/2013


Inspiring Investment
Lisa Gibson, Biomass Magazine, 6/11/2011

NJ Launches Process for Financing Offshore Wind Farms
Christa Marschall, ClimateWire, 5/17/2011


Creating Demand - How to Market Solar
Mark Sinclair, Renewable Energy Focus, 1/15/2010


Alternative energy faces power line "bottleneck" in U.S. West
Reuters, 1/21/2009

Clean Energy States Alliance's Milford makes case for federal-state partnership in stimulus
On Point - E&E TV, 1/14/2009


Mainstreaming solar PV in the USA
Mark Sinclair, Renewable Energy Focus, 1/10/2008

CESA Press Releases

Press Contacts

Warren Leon
Executive Director
Phone: 978-317-4559
Email: WLeon@cleanegroup.org

Samantha Donalds
Communications Coordinator
Phone: 508-654-5813
Email: sam@cleanegroup.org

CESA Newsletters

Get periodic updates regarding CESA project-specific news, webinars and more in our project newsletters.

CESA on Twitter