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Resources for category "Finance"

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Reports pdf (121 KB)

June 30, 2011 - by CESA

Executive Summary: State-Based Financing Tools to Support Distributed and Community Wind Projects and Supporting On-Site Distributed Wind Generation Projects

With funding from the Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America program, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) created two briefing guides for state officials: Supporting On-Site Distributed Wind Generation Projects and State-Based Financing Tools to Support Distributed and Community Wind Projects. This is the executive summary of the two briefing guides. Read more »

Reports pdf (1 MB)

April 21, 2011 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

State Support for Clean Energy Deployment: Lessons Learned for Potential Future Policy

This report reviews the results of state energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and the specific financial incentives and financing tools used to encourage clean energy investment. Lessons from such programs could be used to inform the future application of incentives and financing tools. Read more »

Reports pdf (3.5 MB)

April 1, 2011 - by Clean Energy States Alliance and Peregrine Energy Group

State Clean Energy Fund Support for Renewable Energy Projects: Key Findings from the 2009 CESA National Database

CESA report on renewable energy project deployment from State Renewable Energy Program activities: 2009 Annual and 1998-2009 Cumulative Results. Read more »

Reports pdf (2.7 MB)

October 1, 2010 - by CESA

CESA 2010 Report: State Efforts to Advance Clean Energy

This report highlights the state program offerings and the results achieved by CESA's members as they work to advance clean energy markets. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports pdf (548 KB)

June 1, 2010 - by CESA

State Clean Energy Fund Support for Renewable Energy Projects: Key Findings from the 2008 CESA National Database

This paper summarizes the key, initial findings from CESA's 2008 national database of state fund-supported renewable energy projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (228 KB)

May 1, 2010 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

State-Based Financing Tools to Support Distributed and Community Wind Projects

This state wind energy program guide was created to help state clean energy fund managers and policymakers examine financial support tools for distributed wind projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (386 KB)

April 1, 2010 - by Lewis Milford, Mark Sinclair, Ken Locklin and Charles Kubert, Clean Energy Group

Federal Climate and Energy Legislation and the States: Legislative Principles and Recommendations for a New Clean Energy Federalism

In this new report, Clean Energy Group recommends that Congress establish a new "Clean Energy Federalism" to expand the historic role of states to fund and deploy clean energy projects, create jobs, and grow the clean energy sector. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power

Reports pdf (216 KB)

March 1, 2010 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

A Review of Emerging State Finance Tools to Advance Solar Generation

This report provides an overview and specific examples of three creative finance tools that any state can use to support solar PV in the context of an existing RPS: solar set-asides, feed-in tariffs, and reverse auction mechanisms. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (866 KB)

December 1, 2009 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit

This report describes the many financing options available to state energy offices, municipal governments, and other energy agencies for utilizing public funds for clean energy project support. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.4 MB)

March 1, 2009 - by CESA

Developing an Effective State Clean Energy Program: Competitive Grants

This best practice briefing paper summarizes innovative grant making approaches and practices that have worked effectively for state clean energy programs. Read more »