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

January 23, 2009

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.

2009 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards – Case Studies

January 13, 2009

On January 13, 2009, CESA presented awards to the five winners of the 2009 SLICE Awards at a ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This document includes more information about the 2009 SLICE awards, including case studies on each of the five winning programs.

Recommended Principles and Best Practices for State Renewable Portfolio Standards

January 1, 2009

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.

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

January 1, 2009

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

Observations on State and Federal Interaction with Respect to Renewable Portfolio Standards

January 1, 2009

Over the last three years, a regional collaborative of state RPS program managers from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region has been exploring how to support successful design and implementation of state RPS programs. The Collaborative has prepared the following observations regarding the appropriate interaction between any federal RPS that might be adopted by Congress and state RPS programs.

Best Practices for Effective Renewable Energy Credit Programs A Report to the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

December 1, 2008

This report provides CESA’s recommendations on “best practices” for REC trading, based on the experience and program elements of existing state RPS laws.

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

December 1, 2008

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.

CESA State RPS Policy Report: Increasing Coordination and Uniformity Among State Renewable Portfolio Standards

December 1, 2008

This analysis seeks to examine and evaluate mechanisms and approaches to increase harmonization and/or coordination among state RPS programs as well as the merits and challenges they present.

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

November 1, 2008

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.

Mainstreaming Solar Electricity: Strategies for States to Build Local Markets

April 1, 2008

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