July 10, 2019
With the passage of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act[https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6599] (CCPA), New York further cements itself as a leader in clean energy.
July 2, 2019
In June 2019, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities awarded the state’s first-ever offshore wind contract to Ørsted for a 1100 MW project. This is the single largest offshore wind award in the country. The project is expected to generate $1.7 billion in economic benefits to the state, including the creation of 15,000 jobs. This is a significant step towards meeting New Jersey’s goal of 3500 MW of offshore wind by 2030 and achieving 100% clean energy by 2050. Read more here[https://www.bpu.state.nj.us/bpu/newsroom/2019/approved/20190621.html].
June 15, 2019
The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) seeks a Program Associate to work on the organization’s solar energy initiatives, with an emphasis on programs aimed at low- and moderate-income (LMI) communities. The Program Associate will carry out research, writing, data collection, and administrative tasks related to CESA’s solar programs. This is a full-time position based in Montpelier, Vermont, with responsibilities commencing immediately upon selection of the most qualified candidate. The position is currently funded for a period of one year. *Read a full job description here*[about-us/employment-opportunities/].
June 1, 2019
CESA Project Director Nate Hausman will be presenting at the Solar Energy Innovation Symposium in Denver, CO on June 5-7. Nate will be presenting on CESA’s Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid[projects/locational-value-of-distributed-energy-resources/]. As part of this project, CESA is working with state agencies in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia to identify locations where solar and other DERs could increase the reliability and resilience of the electric grid. Other presenters will include Carrie Gill (RI Office of Energy Resources), Megan Levy (WI Office of Energy Innovation), and Yohannes Mariam (DC Office of the People’s Counsel).
May 25, 2019
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:
May 10, 2019
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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