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Investing in Relationships: Strategies State Agencies Can Use to Equitably Partner with Community Representatives
This case study analyzes six programs conducted by the Energy Trust of Oregon that have shown success in building meaningful and impactful relationships with community representatives. These programs can serve as a model for other state agencies seeking to develop relationships with community partners in order to better meet their shared goals.
This report explores how philanthropic foundations have supported the deployment of solar and solar plus battery storage in low- and moderate-income communities in the United States.
Energy modeling—using computer software and mathematical equations to simulate the operation and growth of energy systems—can be a powerful tool for state decarbonization planning. But because modeling can be costly and the results can be prone to misinterpretation, models need to be used carefully.
This report highlights best practices, identifies barriers, and underscores the urgent need to expand state energy storage policymaking to support decarbonization in the US.
This report outlines how different states view the equity implications of climate impacts, and what they are proposing for mitigation solutions, planning processes, and implementation processes. It identifies common themes and best practices, and it presents a selection of relevant case studies and examples.
This report is intended as a guide for state energy agencies preparing to conduct cost-effectiveness evaluation for battery storage. It presents a benefit-cost analysis framework for battery storage and attempts to address many of the uncertainties state energy agencies may encounter.
This Clean Energy States Alliance report explores how SEAs are currently working with CBOs on equitable solar policy, and the barriers to successfully implement these policies. The report is based on a survey of SEAs conducted by CESA in conjunction with Energy Trust of Oregon and Kim Wolske of the University of Chicago.
This report provides an overview of how states with offshore wind potential have begun to include and operationalize principles of equity in their offshore wind policies and related economic development programs.
California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program: Collaboration between Community Organizations and State Energy Agencies
California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing program is an excellent example of how state energy agencies and community-based organizations can work together to create more impactful and sustainable solar programs that provide the maximum benefit to environmental justice communities.
This report identifies, collects, and summarizes all the equity-related provisions that have been included in the legislation and executive orders that have established 100% clean energy goals in 20 states and the District of Columbia.