The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards, recognizing eight state and municipal programs and projects that demonstrate leadership, effectiveness and innovation in advancing renewable energy and other clean energy technologies. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of five distinguished judges, and are featured in a new report and webinar series.

The 2014 awards were given to:   

  • The Alaska Energy Authority and the Kodiak Electric Association for Kodiak, Alaska: A 99% Renewable Energy Community
  • The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the Connecticut Microgrid Program 
  • The Connecticut Green Bank for the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program 
  • The Energy Trust of Oregon for the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for the Clean Energy Internship Program 
  • The New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division for the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit 
  • The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) for its CHP Acceleration Program 
  • The Sacramento Municipal Utility District for the Community Renewable Energy Deployment Program

“These award winners illustrate the tremendous creativity and commitment being shown by state agencies across the country in implementing clean energy,” said CESA Executive Director Warren Leon. “With eight very different programs highlighting diverse technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, hydropower, anaerobic digesters, microgrids, and combined heat and power, the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy award winners demonstrate that clean energy can create jobs, clean up the environment, and benefit local economies. These are programs to emulate.”

CESA has produced a special report including case studies of these eight innovative programs. That report is available here

2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards Webinar Series 

CESA hosted a webinar series to highlight these programs. More information on these webinars, including webinar slides and recordings, is available at the links below: