100% Clean Energy Collaborative

CESA created the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative to assist states that have 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis so that together they can address program challenges and opportunities. The Collaborative also provides information and technical assistance to states that may consider establishing similar goals.

The rapid adoption of aggressive state clean energy targets has been one of the most important energy and climate change policy developments of recent years. Twenty-three states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have now set 100% clean energy goals for electricity, either through legislation or Governors’ actions. Those states are listed in a Table of 100% Clean Energy States that CESA regularly updates. The states with goals include more than half of US population.

The primary participants in the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative are state agency officials with responsibilities for achieving their state’s 100% goals, as well as policymakers in other states that may consider establishing similar goals in the future. Through the Collaborative, participants are sharing program insights, engaging with analysts who are studying solutions to technical challenges, and participating in Collaborative meetings. The Collaborative offers individualized technical assistance to the 100% states.

To ensure the success of the Collaborative, CESA has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA), a bipartisan coalition of governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. CESA and USCA are coordinating their respective activities to create synergies and avoid duplication. In addition to states that have already set 100% clean energy goals, all states that are members of either USCA or CESA are eligible to participate in the state meetings of the Collaborative.

An Advisory Committee composed of state officials and clean energy experts provides guidance to CESA on strategic plans and activities for the Collaborative.

The 100% Clean Energy Collaborative also shares information with a wider group of stakeholders, including utilities, municipalities, clean energy advocates, industry representatives, and interested members of the general public.

The 100% Clean Energy Collaborative has produced a Guide to 100% Clean Energy States, which includes information about the goals, timelines, legislation, and plans of the states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, that have adopted 100% clean electricity goals. The Guide makes it easy to track what is going on at the state level related to zero-carbon electricity. It is divided into five parts.

If you would like more information about the Collaborative, contact [email protected].

Two Newsletters

  1. 100% Clean Energy Collaborative Newsletter. This monthly newsletter includes news about state clean energy initiatives across the country, as well as information about resources, publications, and events relevant to stakeholders interested in state 100% clean energy initiatives. Anyone can sign up to receive this newsletter and announcements of the Collaborative’s free public webinars - sign up here.
  2. IRA and BIL Opportunities & News: A Newsletter for State Officials. This newsletter describes resources and opportunities funded by the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It is designed specially for state officials and program staff. Any state employee can sign up to receive the newsletter and announcements of special meetings specifically for state officials interested. Sign up by emailing [email protected].