State Efforts at Grid Modernization
November 14, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

Over the past year, we have seen a number of states initiate resilient power and microgrid initiatives. But in addition, a few states have begun a process of revisioning their electric grids.

CESA Releases Residential Solar Group-Purchasing Guide for State Policy Makers
September 4, 2014 by Clean Energy Group, Clean Energy States Alliance

The New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, a coalition of five New England States managed by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), has produced a new guide for community group purchasing, “Planning and Implementing a Solarize Initiative: A Guide for State Program Managers.”

Solar + Energy Storage = Resilient Power in Vermont
August 12, 2014 by Clean Energy Group

Around the country, a new model is arising to provide clean, reliable, locally generated and locally managed energy: solar power combined with energy storage in the form of batteries.

CESA States Push For Grid Modernization
June 18, 2014 by Todd Olinsky-Paul

We in the Northeast have seen firsthand the enormity of the changes wrought by Hurricane Sandy – not only the storm damage itself, but subsequent and longer-lasting changes in state policy addressing resilient power and the electric grids.

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.