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Hydrogen Production and Energy Storage

June 3, 2011

This short, illustrated, five-page paper is designed to give policymakers and others an introduction to how hydrogen for fuel cells is currently produced and stored, and how renewable energy could be used more extensively for hydrogen production in the future. It discusses the adequacy of current supplies and the safety of hydrogen production and storage.

A Visual Impact Assessment Process for Wind Energy Projects

May 20, 2011

This guide provides an effective and objective aesthetic impact assessment review methodology for wind energy projects that provides clear guidance for developers, planners, and regulatory decision makers and also ensures the protection of important scenic and cultural resources.

An Overview of Hydrogen Production and Storage Systems with Renewable Hydrogen Case Studies

May 2, 2011

This report provides an overview of hydrogen production and storage systems with renewable hydrogen.

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

April 21, 2011

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.

An Analysis of the Effects of Residential Photovoltaic Energy Systems on Home Sales Prices in California

April 21, 2011

This analysis indicates that homes with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems sell for a premium over homes without solar systems.

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

April 1, 2011

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

CESA Report: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs (pdf)

March 1, 2011

This report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state’s approach to the design of an RPS.

2010 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards – Case Studies

October 20, 2010

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2010 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Supporting Solar Power in Renewables Portfolio Standards: Experience from the United States

October 1, 2010

This report documents the design of and early experience with state-level RPS programs in the United States that have been specifically tailored to encourage a wider diversity of renewable energy technologies, and solar energy in particular.

CESA 2010 Report: State Efforts to Advance Clean Energy

October 1, 2010

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