Clean Energy States Alliance

Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)

A national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy in states across the country, managed by Clean Energy Group.

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The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) is a national, nonprofit coalition of public agencies and organizations working together to advance clean energy. CESA is managed by Clean Energy Group.  CESA members—mostly state agencies—include many of the most innovative, successful, and influential public funders of clean energy initiatives in the country.

CESA works with state leaders, federal agencies, industry representatives, and other stakeholders to develop and promote clean energy technologies and markets. It supports effective state and local policies, programs, and innovation in the clean energy generation sector, with an emphasis on renewable energy, financing strategies, and economic development. CESA facilitates information sharing, provides technical assistance, coordinates multi-state collaborative projects, and communicates the views and achievements of its members.

For more information and resources related to CESA and its member organizations, visit the CESA website:

CESA’s Featured Projects:

100% Clean Energy Collaborative

CESA created the 100% Clean Energy Collaborative to assist states (and other entities) that have 100% clean energy goals by providing knowledge-sharing activities and analysis so that together they can address program challenges and opportunities. The Collaborative also provides information and technical assistance to states that may consider establishing similar goals. Learn more…

The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP)

blogphoto-NREL-Schroeder-NiCad-batteries-475x325The Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP) is a federal-state funding and information sharing project that aims to accelerate the deployment of electrical energy storage technologies in the U.S. ESTAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, and administered by the Clean Energy States Alliance. Learn more…

Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities

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There are daunting obstacles to making solar feasible and financially safe for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households in the US. Some of the challenges impact LMI households indiscriminately, but others are tied to the type of housing where LMI households reside. CESA’s Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities Project seeks to address a central challenge facing the future of solar energy in the US: How to ensure that solar technologies benefit all Americans regardless of income. Learn more…

State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards

CESA-SLICE-winners-2012CESA’s State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards recognize state programs that are most effectively accelerating adoption of clean energy technologies. Award winners have funded and supported innovative programs, established funds that provide critical capital investment for clean energy projects, and have collaborated effectively with industry partners, utility commissions, and local governments, all crucial ways to expand the clean energy market. Learn more…

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Latest Blog Posts

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