State Actions on Clean Energy: A Fifty-State Survey
The book, The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables (Michael B. Gerrard, ed.), published by the American Bar Association in May 2011, includes as its appendix a 50-state survey of state actions on clean energy. Specifically, the survey provides a brief overview of the laws and policies adopted by each state to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. The 50-state survey is organized into three general categories: (1) financial incentives; (2) rules and regulations; and (3) policies, plans and governmental affiliations. Financial incentives include tax benefits, loan programs, grants, and rebates. Rules and regulations include renewable portfolio standards, facility siting and permitting considerations, building codes, appliance and equipment standards, regulations regarding electricity transmission and storage, fuel standards, and government procurement requirements. Policies, plans and governmental affiliations include plans for reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, the government entities tasked with the development and administration of these clean energy initiatives, and regional memberships.
The 50-state survey maintained on this website includes more detailed coverage of the state actions discussed in the appendix to The Law of Clean Energy: Efficiency and Renewables, with citations. Much of the information presented in the 50-state survey is drawn from the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE), available at http://www.dsireusa.org/, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center, available at http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/laws/.
To view an individual state, click on the link below. A table of acronyms can be accessed here.
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The Center for Climate Change Law would like to acknowledge the efforts of the following individuals in compiling the fifty-state survey:
Last updated June 26, 2011.