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State Clean Energy Policy Analysis

NREL seeks to quantify the link between state policy and clean energy development and to determine policy effectiveness in meeting state goals. These activities include developing resources for state policymakers and stakeholders.

Learn more about the role of state clean energy policies.

Policy Impact and Effectiveness

NREL has developed the following online resources for investigating the impact and effectiveness state policies have on meeting clean energy goals:

Clean Energy Development

NREL has published the following reports quantifying the connection between clean energy policy and the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency applications at the state level:

  • U.S. State Clean Energy Data Book
    An analysis summarizing the status of state-level energy efficiency and renewable energy developments and supporting policy implementation

  • State of the States
    A series of reports that analyze how and if clean energy development growth coincides with the implementation of specific state policies