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What Solar + Energy Storage Can Do For Tenants and Owners of Affordable Housing

, senior analyst, Clean Energy

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system and battery storage together can result in significant savings over solar-only installations Read more >

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“Solar for All”: How Utilities Can Increase Access to Solar Energy

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

A new report looks at what utilities can do to “bring solar within reach” for a broader swath of U.S. households, particularly in lower-income areas and communities of color. The answer: a lot. Read more >

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The Present and Future of Smart Charging: Experts Weigh In

, Kendall Science Fellow

Earlier this month UCS convened a workshop on smart charging, the idea of using electric vehicles to help the electricity system balance supply and demand. Here’s a taste of what we heard. Read more >

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Behind the Curtain: ExxonMobil and Peabody’s Climate Change Deception Game Plan

, director of Climate & Energy

‘Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,’ the Wizard of Oz famously said just as he was about to be exposed as a fraud. Read more >

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When Animals Cause Blackouts: Squirrels, Raccoons, and the Fragility of Our Power System

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Animals and our electricity interact a lot more than you may realize. Our little furry friends may just be telling us that there are better ways to do things, including in the power sector. Read more >

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