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CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards – Outstanding Programs Found Here

November 19, 2014

This report presents case studies of the eight recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions

October 30, 2014

The paper describes financing tools that can be used to implement projects and that will attract private capital on highly favorable terms, thereby reducing the cost of solar and resilient power installations.

Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative: A Guide for State Program Managers

September 3, 2014

The Solarize Guide features detailed cases studies of two particularly well-developed and successful Solarize programs from New England—Solarize Connecticut and Solarize Mass—to help program managers in states across the country develop Solarize programs.

New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership Progress Report

August 29, 2014

This report provides background on the New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, some of the lessons and best-practices that have been gleaned from the project to date, areas where participating states are focusing on their soft-cost reduction efforts moving forward, and steps stakeholders can take to help advance the Partnership’s goals.

A Model of Collaborative Solar Purchasing: The Alameda County Renewable Energy Procurement Project

May 27, 2014

The Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP) is the largest multi-agency solar procurement project in the US. This case study provides an overview of the R-REP project, with an emphasis on best practices that can be used as a model by other public agencies and local governments.

CEG Report: Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market

April 16, 2014

Clean Energy Group, the Brookings Institution and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have just released a new paper on a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment: state and local bond finance.

CESA-EESI Briefing – State Clean Energy Innovation and State-Federal Partnerships

May 22, 2013

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level. The briefing investigated the significant role states are playing by implementing novel policies and effective approaches that reduce the cost of generating clean energy.

The Rising Tide of State-Supported Renewable Energy Projects: Deployment Results from the CESA Database, 1998-2011

October 29, 2012

This report is a comprehensive analysis of trends in state clean energy development. Among its main findings, the report confirms that state clean energy funds have remained major drivers of renewable energy development in the U.S.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Seven Exemplary Programs

October 15, 2012

This report presents case studies of the seven recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative: An Action Plan to Access Capital Markets

August 1, 2012

Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have prepared a briefing on a new Clean Energy and Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI) that will guide their work with institutional investors, public finance agencies, and public clean energy fund managers across the country, to find new ways to increase clean energy investment by an additional $5 billion to $20 billion in the next five years.