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In the News pdf (181 KB)

January 29, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Press Release: CESA Welcomes New Board Member

The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of a new board member, Bentham Paulos. Read more »

Reports pdf (1.8 MB)

January 29, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy: A Connecticut Program Viability Assessment

The Connecticut Green Bank commissioned the Clean Energy States Alliance to prepare a report on the legal framework, need for, and viability of establishing a Residential Property-Assessed Clean Energy (R-PACE) program in Connecticut. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Third-Party Publications Link (Report)

December 11, 2014 - by NREL

The Effect of State Policy Suites on the Development of Solar Markets

NREL researchers examined a variety of policy- and non-policy-based factors that influenced state and local solar markets. Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (Report)

December 9, 2014 - by Robert Sanders, Clean Energy Group, and Joshua Humphreys, Croatan Institute

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

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. Read more »

Reports pdf (4.7 MB)

November 19, 2014 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

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

A collection of case studies of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy award-winning programs from state and municipal clean energy development funds from around the country. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports Link (Report )

October 30, 2014 - by Rob Sanders, Senior Finance Director, Clean Energy Group

Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions

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. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States

Comments and Commentary pdf (221 KB)

October 24, 2014 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

CESA Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan

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

Third-Party Publications pdf (668 KB)

October 2, 2014 - by Kathleen Spees & Judy Chang, Brattle Group

Evaluating Cooperation Opportunities Under CAA 111(d)

A presentation on the potential for states to cooperate in meeting EPA’s targets under the Clean Power Plan [rule 111(d)]. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (467 KB)

September 30, 2014 - by Nate Hausman, CESA Project Manager

NREL Solar Resources of Interest to CESA Members

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

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Third-Party Publications Link (Click Here )

September 29, 2014 - by MassCEC

2014 Massachusetts Clean Energy Industry Report

MassCEC's annual industry report detailing the impressive growth of the state’s clean energy industry and the impact it is having on jobs and economic activity across Massachusetts. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy