Warren Leon Named Executive Director of Clean Energy States Alliance
June 24, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

Today Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) announced that Warren Leon has been named the organization’s new Executive Director. Leon previously served as Deputy Director of CESA.

CESA Members Brief Congress on Importance of Federal Support for State Clean Energy Innovations
June 6, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

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
May 31, 2013 by Lewis Milford

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.

New Analysis Makes the Economic Case for Offshore Wind
February 28, 2013 by Marissa Newhall

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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Like Federal Renewable Energy Policy, State Policy Is Important and Uncertain
January 7, 2013 by Warren Leon

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.

The CESA SLICE Awards: Recognizing State Leadership in Clean Energy Development
October 29, 2012 by Anna Brockway

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.

Report: “Aggregated Procurement” Could Reduce Costs of Offshore Wind Energy
September 11, 2012 by Marissa Newhall

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 Massachusetts Report Identifies Renewable Thermal Opportunities
June 11, 2012 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

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
May 14, 2012 by Lewis Milford

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.

MassINC Report Shines Light on Massachusetts’s Strong Climate Change Mitigation Efforts
April 23, 2012 by Marissa Newhall

New report written in partnership with CESA recommends key actions to ensure future emissions reduction targets are met.