U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaks at the Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton kickoff event. Photo Credit: Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
Exploring the Benefits of Distributed Solar in Rhode Island
July 5, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello

The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources developed a pilot project to explore how distributed solar could provide value to Rhode Island’s electric grid.

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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States Support Clean Energy for Low-Income Residents
February 29, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Clean energy innovations tend to follow a familiar arc. The newest best thing, whether that is rooftop solar, a Tesla PowerWall, or a Prius in the garage, is bought at a premium by first adopters.

Energy Storage Brings Resiliency to Eugene, OR
December 21, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

This week, Oregon became the latest state to fund an energy storage demonstration project that will use batteries and PV to power a resilient microgrid.

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Massachusetts Gets Serious About Resilient Power
November 19, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

In the face of increasingly severe weather and power outages, more and more states are recognizing the importance of resilient power for communities and critical services.

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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.

New Hampshire Promotes Better Wood Heating
October 7, 2015 by Samantha Donalds

Wood is abundant in New Hampshire, but older wood stoves are frequently highly polluting and inefficient, and require significant fuel storage space. New Hampshire policymakers have therefore taken several steps so that residents can purchase new equipment using improved biomass heating technologies that address these issues.

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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.

Building a Regional Roadmap for Offshore Wind: Northeast States Receive DOE Award
September 28, 2015 by Val Stori

The Department of Energy has awarded around a half-million dollars to New York, Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts state organizations to cooperate on scaling up the offshore wind industry in the region. CESA will help coordinate the interstate project.