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State Clean Energy Finance Initiative – A New Federalist Approach to Boost Clean Energy Investment

We at Clean Energy Group are proposing a new clean energy finance recommendation today, to provide states with additional capital so that they can leverage more private investment in clean energy projects and companies.
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Like Federal Renewable Energy Policy, State Policy Is Important and Uncertain

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.

Sandy’s Power Outages: We Can, And Should, Do Better

I’m looking in disbelief at images of Sandy’s destruction in New York and New Jersey. I grew up near the Jersey Shore, so this is personal. It’s bad up there: lines for rationed gasoline, homes and businesses destroyed, and millions of people still without electricity.

The CESA SLICE Awards: Recognizing State Leadership in Clean Energy Development

The seven programs chosen to receive this year's State Leadership in Clean Energy (SLICE) Awards have developed innovative grid integration solutions, promoted the smart implementation of solar and wind energy technologies, helped grow small clean-tech businesses, and created new markets for biomass heating.
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New Report Highlights Atlantic Coast as Ideal Home Base for U.S. Offshore Wind Industry

A new report argues that the United States can enact a long-term strategy to achieve climate stability, economic prosperity, and energy security by using the unique assets of each region of the country and choosing smart places for investment in multiple forms of energy and fuel.

Bond Financing for Offshore Wind: A Smart Strategy for State Governments

Offshore wind projects have the potential to provide enormous economic and energy benefits, but their initial high capital costs are frequently cited by opponents as a reason to not pursue them.

Report: “Aggregated Procurement” Could Reduce Costs of Offshore Wind Energy

A new analysis shows that “aggregated procurement”—or purchases of large amounts of offshore wind energy by a buyers network—could substantially lower its costs.

New National Partnership Explores State Bond Finance to Scale Up Clean Energy Investment

Clean Energy Group and the Council of Development Finance Agencies announced today the creation of the Clean Energy + Bond Finance Initiative (CE+BFI), a new partnership to advance clean energy through the power of bond financing institutions.

New Massachusetts Report Identifies Renewable Thermal Opportunities

For many types of renewable technologies and fuels, producing thermal energy is much more efficient than producing electricity. Yet the vast majority of state Renewable Portfolio Standards address renewable thermal technologies minimally, if at all.

Clean-Energy Finance to Beat Beltway Blues

As the country looks for new sources of clean energy finance while Congress remains paralyzed, we might have missed the most obvious funders that have been right under our noses for years.