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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.

Boardman Hill Solar Farm under construction in December 2014. Reprinted with permission.
Shedding Some Light on a Taxing Situation for Community-Shared Solar
September 1, 2015 by Nate Hausman

As community-shared solar has proliferated, a growing number of states have adopted community solar-enabling laws. This is clearly good news for solar, but one issue that has been less clear is whether an individual owner of solar panels installed in an offsite, community- shared array qualifies for one of the primary carrots offered to homeowners adopting solar—the 30% federal residential investment tax credit called the “residential ITC.”

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States Spur Solarize Successes
July 25, 2015 by Nate Hausman

States have been using group purchasing and special marketing initiatives to bring down the cost of solar. A wide range of campaigns, each called Solarize, have been launched with leadership from state agencies in Oregon, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other states.

New CESA Guide Explains Options for Residential Solar Financing
February 12, 2015 by Maria Blais Costello

The Clean Energy States Alliance has prepared “A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing – Leases, Loans, and PPAs” that will assist homeowners in making the right decision as they weight the benefits of direct ownership versus third-party financing.

Massachusetts Announces Second Round of Resilient Power Project Grants
January 2, 2015 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced its second round of resilience program awards, and once again, the results are extraordinary.

Outstanding Clean Energy Programs from States and Municipalities – What’s Working and Why
November 24, 2014 by Maria Blais Costello

The eight recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards exemplify the ground-breaking work being done by states and municipalities in the arena of clean energy development and deployment.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Innovation from Coast to Coast
November 19, 2014 by Clean Energy Group

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, has announced the recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.