Webinar & Events - Policy

Using Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

January 16, 2018

LIHEAP serves as an emergency bill assistance service, but state LIHEAP administrators have flexibility to use some program funds to reduce long-term dependence on energy assistance. Some argue that these LIHEAP funds should be used for low-income solar.

Using Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Funds for Low-Income Solar

January 11, 2018

Traditionally, the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) focused on increasing energy efficiency for low-income households. As solar costs have declined, interest in using WAP funds for low-income solar deployment has increased.

Federal Court Cases that Could Affect RPSs

December 19, 2017

This webinar examined the implications of recent and pending federal legal cases, including the nuclear zero emission credit cases in Illinois and New York, and the Allco cases in Connecticut.

Principles and Policies for Low and Moderate Income Solar, Part 2

November 17, 2017

This was the second in a two-part webinar course on low and moderate income solar policy and principles. Speakers from CESA and Vote Solar presented.

Follow-Up Discussion on Income Verification for LMI Solar Programs

October 19, 2017

This interactive webinar discussion is a follow-up to CESA’s 10/13 webinar, “Income Verification for Low-Income Solar Programs.” This webinar is open to state and municipal officials only.

Workshop on Solar for Public and Affordable Housing

October 17, 2017

CESA hosted a full-day workshop on deploying solar for public and affordable housing. The workshop was held in conjunction with the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2017 Annual Conference on October 14th-17th in Denver, CO.

Factors Influencing Public Support for RPSs

October 12, 2017

A recent article in Nature Energy examines various factors that influence whether the public supports a state RPS and other renewable energy policies. In this webinar, Leah Stokes, one of the article’s two authors, discussed her findings and their implications.

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report

September 6, 2017

Lead author Galen Barbose presented the key findings of LBNL’s newly released report, “U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report.”

RPS Webinar: When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

June 28, 2017

Many state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies will reach their peak requirement over the next few years. In this webinar, guest speaker Ed Holt discusses what could happen to state RPSs when they max out, and what options the states have when, and if, they begin to plan for the end of RPS in their states.

Consumer Protections for Community Solar

June 22, 2017

This webinar discussed consumer protection issues that may arise in community solar projects for residential consumers, and the role states play in ensuring appropriate consumer protections.