2022 SLICE Award Winners

The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Since 2009, the biennial Leadership Awards have recognized outstanding state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies. The six winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges, and were evaluated based on leadership, innovation, cost-effectiveness, and replicability.

100% Clean Energy Collaborative

This initiative assists states that have adopted or are considering adopting 100% clean energy goals. It also provides information for other stakeholders.

Solar With Justice

A recent report aims to accelerate the implementation of solar in under-resourced communities in ways that provide meaningful, long-lasting benefits to those communities.

Learn about CESA's Projects

CESA facilitates information sharing, provides technical assistance, coordinates multi-state collaborative projects, and communicates the views and achievements of its members.

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)

The Clean Energy States Alliance is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy.

CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop clean energy programs and inclusive renewable energy markets. CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country.

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Featured Projects

100% Clean Energy Collaborative

CESA created the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative to assist states (and other entities) that have 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis so that together they can address program challenges and opportunities.

Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership

The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) is a federal-state funding and information sharing project, managed by CESA, that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S.

Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

CESA is leading a wide-ranging initiative to accelerate the development of solar projects that benefit low-and-moderate-income (LMI) households and communities.

Featured Reports

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States Energy Storage Policy: Best Practices for Decarbonization

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Advancing Equity through 100% Clean Energy: A Review of the Plans of 12 States

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Energy Storage Benefit-Cost Analysis: A Framework for State Energy Programs

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Offshore Wind and Equity: State of the States Report


California’s Solar for Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) Program: Collaboration between Community Organizations and State Energy Agencies


2022 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Case Studies of Six Exemplary State Programs that Advance Clean Energy Goals, Standards, and Equity

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Advice for States on 100% Clean Energy Planning: The Process for Producing a Plan


Offshore Wind to Green Hydrogen: Insights from Europe

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Energy Storage Policy Best Practices from New England: Ten Lessons from Six States

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Solar for Manufactured Homes: An Assessment of the Opportunities and Challenges in 14 States


Advancing Toward 100 Percent: State Policies, Programs, and Plans for Zero-Carbon Electricity

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Community Outreach and Solar Equity: A Guide for States on Collaborating with Community-Based Organizations


The Role of Hydropower in State Clean Energy Policy

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2020 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: Case Studies of Award-Winning Programs that Are Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition

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Building a State Solar Program for Low- and Moderate-Income Homeowners: Replicating Connecticut’s Success

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Solar with Justice: Strategies for Powering Up Under-Resourced Communities and Growing an Inclusive Solar Market

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Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

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