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What Investors Want: How to Scale-Up Demand for US Clean Energy and Green Bonds

December 9, 2014

Clean Energy Group and Croatan Institute have released the first comprehensive study of U.S. institutional investors’ appetite for green bonds. The study provides a blueprint for growing the market for fixed-income securities to finance clean energy projects and solve climate problems.

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.

Case Study: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Microgrid Project

November 1, 2014

This case study presents the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (CTDEEP)’s Microgrid Program.

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.

CESA Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan

October 24, 2014

The Clean Energy States Alliance has submitted formal comments to EPA discussing several aspects of the Clean Power Plan.

NREL Solar Resources of Interest to CESA Members

September 30, 2014

This is a list of reports and studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that may be of interest to CESA members.

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.

REC Definitions and Tracking Mechanisms Used by State RPS Programs

June 17, 2014

This report provides information on the use of RECs by states, on the definitions of a REC, and on the environmental attributes included in a REC. The report also discusses how different regional and state-based REC tracking systems handle these matters.

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.