NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Provides Funding and Technical Assistance to Support Local Clean Energy Development
July 5, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello

NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program helps local governments earn recognition and grant funding to demonstrate their clean energy leadership and to implement clean energy actions, save energy costs, create jobs, and improve the environment.

Exemplary State Programs Continue Progress in Clean Energy with New Technologies and Markets
June 19, 2018 by Maria Blais Costello

The winners of CESA’s 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards continue a tradition of innovation and practical solutions.

The Connecticut Green Bank: Innovation in Finance Sparks New Model for Public/Private Investment in Clean Energy
October 19, 2017 by Clean Energy States Alliance

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation announced in July that the Connecticut Green Bank had won this year’s Innovations in American Government Award.

Advancing Clean Energy: 15 Years of State Leadership
August 15, 2017 by Dana Drugmand

As the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) celebrates its 15th anniversary, Clean Energy Group looks back on the founding and early years of this important organization.

Five Ways States Are Accelerating Renewable Energy
July 7, 2017 by Dana Drugmand

Many of the initiatives to move our energy system towards clean, renewable power emanate from the state and local levels.

How One Small US Town Will Save Millions with a Microgrid
July 5, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Sterling, Massachusetts is demoing grid 2.0 with a multi-million-dollar investment that will pay for itself in just two years.

Advancing Clean Energy at the State Level – An Imperative
June 10, 2017 by Dana Drugmand

Now more than ever, policies and programs to promote sustainable energy resources will come from the state level.

Small Community Saves Big with Energy Storage
April 14, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The little town of Sterling, MA is getting a lot of attention these days. Not only has the Sterling Municipal Light Department won awards for its new solar+storage microgrid, the town is getting visitors from Germany, Japan, Norway and many other countries.

Marcus Garvey Village solar array. Photo courtesy of L+M Development Partners, Inc.
Bringing the Benefits of Solar+Storage to Low-Income Communities: A Guide for States and Municipalities
March 31, 2017 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has published a new report to help state and municipal energy agencies support the development of solar+storage in LMI communities.

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.