Advancing Clean Energy Progress: Past, Present, and Future
June 28, 2018
by Maria Blais Costello, Clean Energy States Alliance
This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.
The 2018 award winners are: Connecticut Green Bank for its “Solar for All” Partnership; Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) Program; New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for the Clean Energy Communities Program; Oregon Department of Energy for the Renewable Energy Development Grant Program; Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources for the Block Island Offshore Wind Farm; and Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund for the MPRB Solar Demonstration Project.
The 2018 award winners continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions. The six winning programs have shown vision, perseverance, and creativity. They have helped establish new markets for offshore wind, energy storage, and solar financing. They also have stimulated community-level clean energy actions and made solar PV more accessible. The awardees illustrate the wide range of clean energy activities that states are pursuing as they continue to transform clean energy markets.
2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards Webinar Series
CESA hosted a webinar series to highlight the 2018 award-winning programs:
- State Programs for Clean Energy in Local Jurisdictions: Examples from New York and Oregon, 7/11/18 (View webinar slides and recording here)
- Expanding Solar PV Finance and Markets in Connecticut and Minnesota, 8/2/18 (View webinar slides and recording here)
- Building Markets: Energy Storage in Massachusetts and Offshore Wind in Rhode Island, 8/9/18 (View webinar slides and recording here)