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.

Energize Your Impact: How Foundations Can Accelerate Solar for the Benefit of Under-Resourced Communities

An April 2023 CESA report highlights strategies that foundations can use to bring the benefits of solar to low- and moderate-income 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.

State-Federal Summit

Advancing Towards 100% Clean Energy: A State-Federal Summit was hosted by US Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Clean Energy States Alliance. The May 2023 Summit focused on how states and the federal government can work cooperatively to accelerate states’ efforts to decarbonize.

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

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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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


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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