Photo of Award Winners

On October 23rd, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held the awards ceremony for the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards, in conjunction with its Fall National Membership meeting held in Albany, NY and co-hosted by NYSERDA. 

From left to right, the award recipients are Tim Tutt accepting on behalf of the California Energy Commission; Jeff Peterson of NYSERDA; Christie Howe of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; Mark Mayhew of NYSERDA; Dale Hedman of the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CT); Barbara Bernstein and Jack Ruderman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission; and Mark Sinclair, Executive Director of Clean Energy States Alliance.

CESA’s SLICE Awards recognize state programs that are most effectively accelerating adoption of clean energy technologies. SLICE Award winners have funded and supported innovative programs, established funds that provide critical capital investment for clean energy projects, and have collaborated effectively with industry partners, utility commissions, and local governments, all crucial ways to expand the clean energy market.  

This year’s winners are New York’s Clean Energy Business Incubator Program and On-Site Wind Market Development Program, both administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA); Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority’s (CEFIA) CT Solar Lease Program; the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center’s Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Pilot Program; the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission’s Residential Wood-Pellet Boiler Rebate Program; and two projects by the California Energy Commission: the University of California, San Diego Microgrid, and the Synchrophasor Research and Development Program.

A briefing report, "State Leadership in Clean Energy: Seven Exemplary Programs," provides summaries of the winning programs; it can be download by clicking here. CESA will also be hosting several webinars about the winning programs in November that are free to attend; the webinar recordings can be found at