Block Island Offshore Wind Farm Set the Stage for Further Clean Energy Development
August 6, 2018 by Warren Leon

In December 2016, Rhode Island became home to North America’s first offshore wind farm with the successful installation and operation of the 30 MW Block Island Wind Farm.

The States’ Role in Providing Solar Information to Consumers
November 10, 2016 by Warren Leon

State governments have an increasingly important obligation and opportunity to present the public with sound, unbiased, user-friendly information on solar energy systems and financing options.

State Clean Energy Programs Honored for Efforts to Transform U.S. Markets
June 15, 2016 by Warren Leon

The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

An Unexpected Renewable Energy Trend
March 23, 2016 by Warren Leon

Over the past three years, numerous news stories have highlighted efforts to roll back state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs), which require electricity suppliers to get an increasing share of their electricity from clean sources. However, most of the significant RPS actions that states have taken have been in the opposite direction.

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Alaska Helps Remote Communities Shift to Renewables
October 21, 2015 by Warren Leon

Energy is a major concern in rural Alaska. Alaska is investing in renewable energy projects to provide remote communities with more secure and lower-cost energy.

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New Mexico Attracts Jobs and Revenues with Renewable Energy Tax Credit
October 2, 2015 by Warren Leon

Over the past decade, New Mexico leaders have positioned the state as a major growth area for renewable energy by developing effective policies and programs, along with financial and other incentives, including a state-level renewable energy production tax credit.

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Like Federal Renewable Energy Policy, State Policy Is Important and Uncertain
January 7, 2013 by Warren Leon

Clean energy advocates have praised the decision in the fiscal cliff legislation to extend important federal energy tax provisions, such as the production tax credit for wind.

New CESA Report – “Designing the Right RPS”
March 22, 2012 by Warren Leon

The renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has become the most important policy mechanism for advancing renewable energy in the United States.

Manhattan Institute Flunks Energy Policy 101
March 7, 2012 by Lewis Milford, Warren Leon

Last week, the Manhattan Institute issued a report that pretends to be a serious analysis of the impact of renewable energy on electricity prices.

Fuel Cells for Supermarkets
August 12, 2011 by Warren Leon

Supermarkets are turning out to be an important early market for stationary fuel cells.