2024 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards

The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. The winning programs were chosen by an independent panel of distinguished judges and were evaluated based on leadership, innovation, cost-effectiveness, and replicability.

IRA & BIL Implementation

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provide unprecedented opportunities for states to speedily advance clean energy deployment and decarbonize their economies by leveraging federal funding, policies, and technical assistance. CESA's IRA & BIL Implementation Initiative provides states with information, tailored guidance, and opportunities for collaboration to capitalize on billions of dollars in federal clean energy opportunities.

State-Federal Summit

IRA, BIL, and the Future of Energy: A Summit to Support State Implementation was two-day conference for state and federal government leaders and program staff who are working to implement IRA/BIL programs. The Summit, which took place in Washington, DC on April 17-18, was organized by CESA, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the National Association of State Energy Officials, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Policy.

Empowering Tomorrow: A Preview of States’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All Programs

A February 2024 CESA report presents data on the impact that Solar for All programs could have on the low-and-moderate-income solar market.

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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.

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

Solar power is now the cheapest form of power worldwide, but not all households are able to access it. CESA’s Scaling Up Solar is a wide-ranging initiative to help states bring the financial, environmental, economic, and health benefits of solar to all Americans, regardless of income.

Featured Reports

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Implementing Washington, DC’s Solar for All Program: An Example of Equitable Solar Outreach and Consumer Education

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Battery Storage for Fossil-Fueled Peaker Plant Replacement: A Maine Case Study

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Energy Storage Incentive Rate Setting for States

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Empowering Tomorrow: A Preview of States’ Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Solar for All Programs

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

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Predevelopment Funding for LMI Solar and Storage Projects: A Case Study from New York

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Strengthening a Minnesota Community with Solar and Resilience

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Partnering to Reduce Energy Burden: A Michigan Community Solar and Weatherization Pilot

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Investing in Relationships: Strategies State Agencies Can Use to Equitably Partner with Community Representatives

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Energize Your Impact: How Foundations Can Accelerate Solar for LMI-Serving Community Institutions

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How Energy Modeling Works: The Uses and Limitations of Energy Modeling for Decarbonization Planning

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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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