Project Director: Maria Blais Costello

Contact: Maria Blais Costello,

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CESA’s State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards recognize state programs that are most effectively accelerating adoption of clean energy technologies. 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. CESA member organizations from across the U.S. submitted nominations for the Leadership awards. The 2016 award recipients were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, including clean energy experts from of the American Council on Renewable Energy, National Renewable Energy Lab, eFormative Options, SmartPower, and the Center for the New Energy Economy. 

In addition to a summary report on the winning programs, CESA hosts a series of webinars for each year of the awards. See the links at the left for more information about the biennial State Leadership in Clean Energy award recipients and learn more about these outstanding programs.