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State Strategies for Valuing Distributed Energy Resources in Cost-Effective Locations

March 25, 2020

This report provides background information on locational value of solar and incorporates insights and lessons learned in the course of conducting CESA’s Multistate Initiative to Develop Solar in Locations that Provide Benefits to the Grid.

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015

November 5, 2019

Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level.

Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

July 25, 2017

In 2016-2017, CESA conducted a survey on how distributed generation is incorporated into state RPSs. CESA collected responses from all 30 states that currently have a mandatory RPS requirement. This report provides a summary of the results from that survey.

2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New Solutions for Market Transformation

June 15, 2016

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Clean Energy Champions – The Importance of State Programs and Policies

June 22, 2015

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth.

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

June 30, 2011

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.

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

May 1, 2010

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.

Supporting On-Site Distributed Wind Generation Projects

May 1, 2010

This state wind energy program guide for state clean energy fund managers and policymakers that support the installation of on-site, behind-the-meter wind turbines at private businesses and municipal and other public facilities.

Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit

December 1, 2009

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.