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Community Microgrids – A Tool for Adaptation or Mitigation?

This explainer is the third part of a series by Sara Harari and Nate Grady on how microgrids are being used to transform the electrical grid. As climate change becomes the new reality, policymakers must decide how to invest limited resources in advanced technology and infrastructure. At the heart of...

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That's Astoria Progress

In this June 21 dispatch, UD tells how New York State has approved a 135mw storage project in Queens and reset transmission cost models to consider capacity costs and expansion models.
Can pledges prompt fast and sure deployment? Many want to know.

In San Francisco, youth are protesting the climate crisis as pledges emerge in Glasgow. (Photo outside BlackRock's San Francisco office by Peg Hunter, via Flickr Creative Commons.) 

Amid a Storm of Pledges, Finding a Blueprint for Climate Capital Deployment

A bumper crop of climate pledges and plans land in your inbox, but how many make it to your term sheet? This investigation follows a few global finance pledges, setting them against capital needs and focusing on partnerships and local efforts as units of action.

Explainer: How Do Public Policies Reinforce Building Electrification Financing (Part Two)?

Each building owner, with a team of investors, needs to work out a particular electrification schedule. Broad public policies, though, can advance new technologies or marketing strategies that can help more buildings go electric sooner. This sequel to our earlier explainer sets out some scalable policies from across the United...
Can Clean Peak Standards brighten the view in this part of Brooklyn?

Activists in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood have explored whether Clean Peak Standards can address air quality and energy inequity. (Photo by Victoria Belanger via Flickr Creative Commons.) 

Explainer: Can Clean Peak Standards Make Energy Economics Meet Energy Justice?

One state has tried requiring power at peak demand periods to come from clean sources. This mandate can improve air quality in low-income communities. Critics question its effect on emissions, though, and its optimal design as clean-energy storage for utilities evolves.

New York Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 6.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 13.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 10.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
84 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
47 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
29 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
89%

of people in New York support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(+3 of the national average)
(est. 13,740,321 of 15,476,821 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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