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FERC vs. EPSA Ruling: A Win for Demand Response and Energy Storage

By Ian McClennyWhen independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) were structured over a decade ago, rate structures were based on participation by conventional energy generation methods. At that time, new...

Posted February 4, 2016    

Should Home Solar Leave Behind Net Metering

By Mark BarnaThe Hawaii PUC has substantially restricted the state’s net metering program. As other net metering policies across the country come under fire from utilities, could the best path forward be to eliminate net metering in favor of giving...

Posted December 3, 2015    

Green Manufacturing Needs To Go Global

Author: Kushal Seetharam, Spring 2015 CELI Fellow and Ph.D. Student at MITBetween 2012 and 2020, approximately 90% of the growth in the world’s electricity consumption will occur in emerging markets.  By 2020, two-thirds of global energy...

Posted October 5, 2015    

Making Deregulation Work: Developing a Consumer Friendly Energy Market

By Gerard Neely The restructuring of energy markets in over twenty states since the 1990s has offered consumers with choices for their electricity generation services. The introduction of consumer choice should create an environment that is...

Posted July 8, 2015    

Carbon Reduction through Energy Efficiency Isn’t Just a One-Man Show

Governments of all levels are shaping the conversation through aggressive emissions reductions and new policy frameworks. By Amberli YoungThough ambitious carbon emission reduction goals are nothing new, this past year has seen some exciting...

Posted June 18, 2015    

Procuring Clean Energy in the Developing World: The Appeal of Auctions and the Way Forward

By Chris MarshallMeeting rising energy demand with cost-effective new generation capacity is a critical challenge facing most developing countries. As policymakers and regulators seek out support schemes for clean energy, one procurement mechanism...

Posted June 10, 2015    

Maryland's SREC Market: Nothing to be Crabby About

William Graves is a Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and a Senior Associate at Sol SystemsMaryland SREC Prices – On the RiseDespite consistently ranking in the top 15 state solar markets, Maryland has long flown under the radar for...

Posted May 12, 2015    

North Carolina Opts for Delayed Sunset of the State Tax Credit

Jessica Robbins is a Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and Senior Associate of Tax Equity at Sol Systems. This blog was originally posted on Sol Systems' blog. Hold onto your hats, y’all – it’s going to be a...

Posted April 29, 2015    

Nuance or Nuisance: the Challenge of State-Level Incentives in Renewable Energy Development

Barret LaChance is a Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and an Sales Manager at SunEdison.A market closes, a market opens – such are the sharp ups and downs currently inherent to renewable energy development. While solar developers are...

Posted March 4, 2015    

2015: The Year of Energy Efficiency?

Nate Kaufman is a Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and an Energy Efficiency Manager at Opower.As we reflect on 2014 and start to think about what we’re going to do differently in 2015, it’s worth taking a look at how much energy we...

Posted January 6, 2015    

Increasing Private Sector Involvement in the International Climate Negotiations

By Zoe Berkery, a Fellow with the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and works at the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in Washington, DC.“Policy has always been behind science and enlightened business,” Christiana Figueres, Executive...

Posted December 18, 2014    

Embracing our Best Shot at a Low-Carbon Future

By Narayan Subramanian, Fellow at the Clean Energy Leadership InstituteEnvironmentalists and their critics often struggle to find common ground, but the one issue they agree on is their resistance to nuclear energy. Nuclear energy in the United...

Posted November 13, 2014