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Clean Energy Policy Analyses

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NREL's Clean Energy Policy Analyses (CEPA) project seeks to quantify the connection between state and local policies and clean energy market development, and analyze the impacts of state policy on decision makers. The project brings together U.S. state and local policy stakeholders to consider all of the factors that make up effective state and local energy policies and to identify barriers that impede them.

Learn more about clean energy policy basics and CEPA's activities to analyze:

This NREL-managed project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program. A voluntary technical committee serves as CEPA's project development arm.

For more information about CEPA, contact Elizabeth Doris.

Report Highlights

CEPA has most recently published the following reports.

Local Energy Plans in Practice: Case Studies of Austin and Denver

By examining the energy plans of two major cities, the report features lesson learned to help states and local communities understand the challenges and benefits of energy planning. More...

State of the States 2010: The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Market Transformation

The analysis quantifies the connection between energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and actual energy savings and increases in renewable resource development. More...

Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy Analysis

The report aims to clarify the clean energy potential in the southeastern United States, highlighting the benefits and opportunities in continuing the efforts of building a clean energy economy. More...

Analysis of the Status and Impact on Clean Energy Policies at the Local Level

To develop a better understanding of the current policy environment, the report provides an initial overview of the current local clean energy policy landscape. More...

2009 U.S. State Clean Energy Data Book

Using colorful maps and charts, the data book provides the status on state-level energy efficiency and renewable energy developments. It identifies the states and regions leading in overall renewable energy capacity. More...