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Former Obama Sustainability Chief Seeks Microgrid Resilience for Vulnerable Communities

The Obama administration's former chief sustainability officer, Michelle Moore, hopes to bring microgrid resilience to disadvantaged communities through non-profit project developer Groundswell. In addition to leading sustainability efforts for the federal government, Moore has been active in expanding the green building movement globally. … [Read more...]

Microgrids and Distributed Energy in Obama’s Final Energy Blueprint

It’s unclear what’s ahead for federal policy on microgrids and distributed energy with the changing of the guard in Washington, D.C. But the Obama administration pushed the resources in its final energy blueprint issued last week. “Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System,” the second installment of the Department of Energy’s Quadrennial … [Read more...]

Yes, Obama Said “Microgrids”…and Microgrid Loan Guarantees too

It’s always a big deal when an energy resource, especially one that's just beginning to make commercial inroads, catches the attention of the highest office holder in the United States. Such was the case this week when President Barack Obama talked about microgrids in his keynote address before the National Clean Energy Summit in Las … [Read more...]

Obama Spins Vision of Decentralized Energy Revolution…for Tree Huggers, Tea Partiers, Everybody  

President Barack Obama made clear this week how much he will champion the next phase in the American energy revolution -- the drive toward local energy, a decentralized grid and consumer control. For Obama to push green energy is not new. But at the National Clean Energy Summit in Nevada Monday he spun the vision of the next stage, one that is … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Creates Community Solar Partnership

Community solar was recently backed by the Obama Administration when it announced a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans. The new National Community Solar Partnership was part of that announcement. In this podcast, Cory Honeyman, senior analyst at GTM Research, says that over the next five years,  the U.S. community … [Read more...]

Quick Energy Efficiency News…CEE Says Spending Stable…Obama Signs Energy Savings Bill…Major Labs Focus on Tropics

Quick energy efficiency news for this week... Utility energy efficiency and demand response spending remained stable at $8 billion for 2013 in the U.S. and Canada, about the same as the previous year, according to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. CEE tracked the spending in its ninth Annual Industry Report, issued May 1, 2015. Other … [Read more...]

Obama Visit Could Help Boost India’s Microgrid Market

While the grid-connected market for clean energy in India is growing in leaps and bounds right now, the microgrid market is also advancing -- thanks in part to President Obama's recent visit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. That's the word from Anjali Jaiswal, director of NRDC's India Initiative. The main driver for India's microgrid market … [Read more...]

Obama: Here’s a Chance to Help the Energy Poor in India

Several U.S. businesses and groups are urging President Obama to focus on the energy poor when he visits India this week, by launching a new off-grid clean energy investment effort. Schneider Electric, the Sierra Club, Vote Solar and others called for Obama to team with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to develop a Power India initiative similar to … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Funds $68M in Energy Efficiency and Solar; Announces Executive Actions

The Obama administration has announced $68 million in energy efficiency and renewable energy awards and a series of executive actions to advance the resources further. The grants and loans will go to 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding comes from the USDA’s Rural Development's Rural Energy for America Program … [Read more...]

If You Had Five Minutes to Talk Alone with Obama on Energy: Rocky Mountain Institute

What would you say if you had five minutes alone with Obama on energy? asked Jules  Kortenhorst, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, in the first article of this occasional series.   What energy idea would you discuss with Obama if you had five minutes alone with him? What argument would you use to win him over to the … [Read more...]