The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has announced the recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. The 2014 awards recognize eight outstanding state programs and projects that have accelerated the adoption of clean energy technologies and strengthened clean energy markets. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of five distinguished judges, and are featured in a new report. The 2014 awards were given to:     The Alaska Energy Authority and the Kodiak Electric Association for Kodiak, Alaska: A 99% Renewable Energy Community The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the Connecticut Microgrid Program  The Connecticut Green Bank for the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program  The Energy Trust of Oregon for the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for the Massachusetts Clean... Read the Full Post »