CESA Members Brief Congress on Importance of Federal Support for State Clean Energy Innovations

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level.

Resilient Power - A New Business Case for Clean Energy

For years, people have put solar panels on their roofs -- and states have helped fund them -- to clean up the environment. Now, after Hurricane Sandy and the real threat of more severe storms, there's another reason for solar: keeping the lights on.

Charting a Course for Clean Energy

When we’re talking about climate stabilization over the long term, we’re talking about a balancing act: how to scale up zero and low-carbon emission energy sources and how to scale down the use of high-carbon emission sources used today.

New Analysis Makes the Economic Case for Offshore Wind

A new report demonstrates how offshore wind can become cost competitive with electricity generated from natural gas by 2024, even without federal subsidies.
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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.