COVID-19 response: Clean Energy sector information & resources

The ANCA Clean Energy Team is compiling information and resources that are relevant to the clean energy sector during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

Financial resources and information:

NYSERDA & DPS Covid Response Letter, April 23, 2020
NY-Sun Two-Payment Option for Residential & Nonresidential Projects, NY-Sun solar initiative, NYSERDA
Financial resources and disaster aid for small businesses and communities: ANCA COVID-19 Response webpage
Rural Development COVID-19 Response, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Upcoming virtual events and webinars:

Recorded virtual events and webinars:

Reentry Readiness: Ensuring the Safety of Your Facility for Reopening, HB Cornerstone
100% Clean Energy States and the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative, Clean Energy States Alliance
Coronavirus - Changing consumer behavior and its impact on energy demand, Wood Mackenzie
Straight Talk on COVID-19’s Impact on the Energy Industry, hosted by Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Impact of Coronavirus on Employers – A Clean Energy Business Resource Overview, hosted by the Business Council of NYS
NASEO Rural Energy Task Force – Workforce Initiatives for Energy Development, hosted by National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO)
Coronavirus and oil price collapse: will it make or break EV adoption, Wood Mackenzie
Climate Change in the Time of Coronavirus, Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC)

Completed online events and webinars (check links or contact host organization for recordings):

Energy Efficiency Can Get Us Halfway to Climate Goals webinar, hosted by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
How coronavirus is impacting the business of clean energy webinar, hosted by Greentech Media, Wednesday, April 22, 1:30 p.m.
Business Resiliency in the Face of Crises with John Chambers, CEO, JC2 Ventures, hosted by Smart Energy Decisions, Wednesday, May 13, 2:00 p.m.
ESG – The New Differentiator Webinar and Q&A, hosted by S&P Global Ratings,Thursday, May 14, 10:00 a.m.
Building HVAC Operations and COVID-19, hosted by Energy Star, Thursday, May 14, 3:30 p.m.
Residential Remote / Virtual Energy Audit Stakeholder Webinar, hosted by NYSERDA, Thursday, May 21, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
New York Forward Return-to-Work Guidance Webinar, NY-Sun and Large Scale Renewables Construction Restart, NYSERDA, Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Impacts Webinar, New York Green Bank, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:00 p.m.

Policy updates:

Support the Clean Energy Industry through the COVID-19 Response and Regional Reopening, letter from NYS executive officers
Construction Guidelines for Employers and Employees, New York State
Interim Guidance for Construction Activities during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, NYS Department of Health, May 13, 2020 
NYS Clean Heat Program Contractor Resources, NYSERDA
NYS Public Service Commission Carves a New Path to Six Gigawatt Solar Target, Hodgson Russ Renewable Energy Alert, May 15, 2020
NYSERDA & DPS Covid Response Letter, April 23, 2020
New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus updates (including policy updates, guidance, etc.)
Updated Renewable Energy Construction and Contracts Guidance in the Face of COVID-19, April 1, Hodgson Russ Attorneys
Policy Responses to COVID-19, Energy Efficiency for All

Service provider response:

National Grid COVID-19 Response
NYSEG COVID-19 Response
NYSERDA Response to COVID-19 and Resources

Sector updates:

NYSERDA Response to COVID-19​​​​​​​
NYPA Response to COVID-19
Urban air quality improves as coronavirus empties U.S. highways: NOAA, Reuters
COVID-19 pandemic could expedite climate change response, City and State New York
Residential and public EV charging outlet forecast 2019-2030, H1 2020, Wood Mackenzie
New York expedites energy efficiency vendor payments to bolster industry rattled by COVID-19, Utility Dive
Universal Community Solar Revolution Brewing Under COVID-19 Crisis, Clean Technica
Clean energy can drive the coronavirus recovery, Massachusetts advocates say​​​​​​​, Energy News Network
Community solar: A ray of hope in the gloom?​​​​​​​, Energy Wire
In New York, a New Way for Stay-at-Home Customers to Get Paid for Shaving Peak Energy​​​​​​​, Greentech Media​​​​​​​
Clean energy companies: Federal tax credits not working​​​​​​​, Energy Wire
COVID-19 sparks relief efforts from the efficiency industry​​​​​​​, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
'Horrible.' Coronavirus unravels energy efficiency industry​​​​​​​, Energy Wire
“Our work is now at a standstill”: How COVID-19 is taking efficiency workers off the job​​​​​​​, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy​​​​​​​
GTM’s Coronavirus Coverage: The Impact for Clean Energy, Greentech Media

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Monday, April 6, 2020 - 17:30