Everyone deserves access to clean and affordable energy for powering homes, businesses, and transportation.

Inclusive utility investments can overcome the upfront costs of clean energy upgrades to create jobs, cut pollution, and lower energy bills for everyone.

Pathway to smart utilities

Utilities are ready for 100% clean energy. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community. We offer technical assistance, research, and coaching for utilities and energy providers interested in scaling up their investments in the clean energy economy. 

 

Pathway to equitable solutions

100% means everyone. Clean Energy Works partners with policymakers and community advocates to advance equitable clean energy solutions that work for everyone. We educate, provide technical assistance, and build relationships with local organizing networks to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit in the new energy economy.  

 

Pathway to smart utilities

Utilities are ready for 100% clean energy. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community. We offer technical assistance, research, and coaching for utilities and energy providers interested in scaling up their investments in the clean energy economy. 

 

Pathway to equitable solutions

100% means everyone. Clean Energy Works partners with policymakers and community advocates to advance equitable clean energy solutions that work for everyone. We educate, provide technical assistance, and build relationships with local organizing networks to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit in the new energy economy.  

 

More than a dozen utilities have demonstrated that a solution that clears the upfront cost barrier to clean energy upgrades for anyone is better for everyone.

Utilities have access to the capital needed to make these upgrades at scale, so that everyone–regardless of income, credit history, home ownership–can access the benefits of clean energy and benefit from lower monthly bills even in areas recognized for persistent poverty. Clean Energy Works brings highly technical expertise that utilities, policymakers, and advocates need to get inclusive utility investments up and running for every community.

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On the Critical Path for 2023 & Beyond

Watch Dr. Holmes Hummel address Emerson Collective's annual Demo Day showcase.       2022 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS 2022 has been a watershed year for Clean Energy Works. We have seen an unprecedented interest in our pursuit of a large-scale transition to a sustainable clean energy economy on terms that are both inclusive and equitable. 1. Resi…

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Join our team!

Clean Energy Works is growing!   We currently have the following positions available: U.S. Senior Associate, Transportation & International Programs Director of Just Energy Transition   We anticipate to have a number of additional positions open throughout the summer. Please stay in touch if you are interested in joining our team! Clean…

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Energy Efficiency

Introduction to inclusive utility investments

To upgrade everything that currently uses fossil fuels, we need financial solutions that are inclusive, fiscally sustainable, and scalable. Neither grants nor loans to energy consumers or building owners have yet met these criteria anywhere. For decades, policy-makers have believed rebates, tax credits, and lower interest rates would motivate building owners to act…

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Energy Efficiency

Toward Residential Upgrade Savings Guarantees: An AMI-Based Diagnostic Interface

Inclusive utility investment programs such as Pay As You Save® (PAYS®) face a steep challenge of ensuring that all participants will enjoy net bill cost savings after receiving energy efficiency services. This summer, Stephen Bickel, with Ethan Goldman of Resilient Edge, and John Theurer of Zither Labs, co-authored the paper “Towards residential upgrade savings…

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