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Resources for category "Finance"

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Reports pdf (62 KB)

March 1, 2009 - by CESA

Developing an Effective State Clean Energy Program: Renewable Energy Incentives

This best practice briefing paper summarizes approaches and practices that have worked effectively for state clean energy programs in providing small renewable project incentives. Read more »

Reports pdf (54 KB)

March 1, 2009 - by CESA

Developing an Effective State Clean Energy Program: Clean Energy Loans

The best practice briefing paper summarizes loan approaches and practices to support renewable energy projects. Read more »

Reports pdf (198 KB)

January 23, 2009 - by CESA and Peregrine Energy Group

State Clean Energy Fund Support for Renewable Energy Projects: Key Findings from the CESA National Database, 1998-2007

This report from CESA demonstrates how state clean energy funds have emerged over the past decade as a major driver of renewable energy projects across the U.S. Read more »

Reports pdf (59 KB)

January 1, 2009 - by CESA

Economic Stimulus and a Federal/ State Clean Energy Partnership: CESA Position Paper

This position paper highlights CESA's policy recommendations for how a new federal/state partnership can enhance a green economic stimulus package. Read more »

Reports pdf (62 KB)

January 1, 2009 - by CESA

Recommended Principles and Best Practices for State Renewable Portfolio Standards

CESA's State-Federal RPS Collaborative Steering Committee, with input from Collaborative participants and the National RPS Summit, has developed the following Recommended Principles and Best Practices for effective state RPS program deployment. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (2.5 MB)

December 1, 2008 - by Exeter Associates, Inc. for CESA

Progress Report: Review of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

This report serves to review the progress to date of the states in the region in meeting their RPS objectives, to identify early successes and challenges, and to offer recommendations for future success. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (126 KB)

November 1, 2008 - by Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, and Ryan Wiser (Berkeley Lab) for CESA

Shaking Up the Residential PV Markets: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC

This report examines the implications of changes to the residential solar ITC. This paper is part of a series of clean energy fund case studies prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance. Read more »

Presentations pdf (386 KB)

July 29, 2008 - by Lewis Milford, CEG/CESA

U.S. State Solar Policy Trends: New State Initiatives

This presentation reviews the U.S. solar market and solar trends. Read more »

Reports pdf (3.4 MB)

April 1, 2008 - by Clean Energy Group and Peregrine Group, Inc.

Mainstreaming Solar Electricity: Strategies for States to Build Local Markets

This report describes the key policies and program strategies that have emerged as effective tools for states to advance widespread solar deployment. Read more »

Presentations pdf (382 KB)

March 11, 2008 - by Mark Sinclair, CEG/CESA

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy. Read more »