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

June 15, 2016

by Clean Energy States Alliance

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

The State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognize exemplary programs that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and expanded clean energy markets. State energy agencies and organizations from across the country submitted nominations, and the winning programs were chosen by a panel of distinguished, independent judges. Entries were judged based on public benefits and results, cost effectiveness, leadership and innovation, and replicability.

This year’s award winners represent many of the new ideas that are driving adoption of clean energy. They involve combining commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) with power purchase agreements so that nonprofits can participate in clean energy expansion; combining water conservation with clean energy generation; implementing comprehensive programs to advance the solar industry in the East and in the West; and tapping into the power of distributed generation and geo-targeting to ease grid constraints.

For more information about the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards, including a free webinar series highlighting the winning programs, please visit www.cesa.org/projects/state-leadership-in-clean-energy/2016.