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Exploring Options for Solar PV Permitting and Interconnection

Solar energy is a key component of state and local government objectives to achieve climate action plans, but current permitting requirements for rooftop installations continue to create barriers to low-cost, rapid solar adoption. While nonutility solar supplied only 2.2% of the U.S.

California Legislation to Strengthen Your Right to Generate Clean Energy

Can you imagine your life as you know it without electricity? We need electricity to perform most jobs, connect us with crucial information, run our infrastructure, communicate with the outside world, receive vital life support from machines and even cook food. In fact, electricity has become so essential to our daily lives that some lawmakers have sought to root the right to generate electricity into existing laws.

CSE’s Push Toward Decarbonization in the Northeast

While California leads the U.S. clean energy transformation toward decarbonization, seven Northeastern states—New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Maine—when combined, rival the Golden State in renewable energy deployment, energy efficiency (EE) and electric vehicle (EV) adoption.

Cap and Invest ‒ Existing Systems Provide Valuable Guidance

While Vermont participates in a cap-and-invest program to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electric power generation, the state failed to meet its legislated goal of a 25 percent reduction below 1990 baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) levels by 2012, and unfortunately, has increased its emissions since 2012 by 16 percent. Read More

CSE Presents Research on EV Charging and its Importance in the Purchasing Process

Ryan Bodanyi, CSE’s senior specialist for clean transportation, addressed this question in a February 26 presentation at the 22nd Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC). The EUEC is one of the largest events of its kind, featuring thousands of delegates, 400 expert speakers and top officials from utilities and environmental regulators nationwide.