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.  

 

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.

News

Momentum for 2022 and Beyond

2021 was a watershed year for Clean Energy Works. We have seen an unprecedented interest in our work to promote a large-scale transition to a sustainable clean energy economy on terms that are both inclusive and equitable. We are thankful to our partners and friends across the country and world for working diligently with us to make great strides. The momentum i…

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Energy Efficiency

RELEASE: Record adoption of inclusive utility investment makes clean energy upgrades a reality for more consumers

Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2021) — Clean Energy Works reports that the number of utilities with newly approved or recently mandated inclusive utility investment programs in 2021 exceeds the last five years combined.  In the last year, work to advance inclusive utility investment programs and policies has expanded in states including Illinois, Minnesota, Mi…

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Solar

Modeling Inclusive Utility Investments in On-Site Solar

The ability to access on-site solar is often determined by whether a household can either pay cash upfront or arrange financing for a 20-year investment. Most households in the United States are not able or willing to do either on their own. While solar leases have surged in popularity among those who can qualify, the systematic disqualification of those who don’…

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Transportation Electrification

New reports highlight exciting developments in electric mobility

Last week the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) convened various international organizations to discuss transport decarbonization at the Transport and Climate Change Week. GIZ’s partners include groups such as the Sustainable and Low Carbon Transportation (SLOCAT) Partnership, C40 Cities Climate Facility, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, an…

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