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State Clean Energy Policy Implementation

The State of the States 2009 analysis identifies states leading the way in clean energy policy implementation. The data were gathered from the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, which also provides the definitions of the policies.

Chapter 3 of the full report "State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy" includes:

  • Policy descriptions
  • Policy implementation status
  • Policy benefits
  • Policy best practices (when available).

Summary of State Policies to Encourage Renewable Energy Development

The table below shows the implementation status of state renewable energy policies across the states and territories as of May 2009.

Summary of State Renewable Energy Development Policies
State Bonds Contractor Licensing Corporate Tax Incentives Equipment Certification Generation Disclosure Grants Green  Power Purchasing Industry Support Interconnection Standards Line Extension Analysis Loans Net-Metering Public Benefit Funds Personal Tax Incentives Property Tax Incentives RE  Access  Laws RE  Production Incentives Rebates Required Green Power RPS Sales Tax Incentives
COUNT 2 10 25 4 23 23 9 16 40 3 27 47 18 22 34 36 7 20 8 36 27
AL                   
AK            NA      NA
Am. Sam.                     
AZ           
AR                    
CA          
CO            
CT         
D.C.               
DE              NA
FL       NA    
GA                
GU                    
HI             
ID                 
IL             
IN                
IA          
KS                 
KY                
LA                
ME            
MD          
MA       
MI             
MN        
MS                     
MO                
MT          NA
NE                 
NV          NA   
NH           NA   NA
NJ           
NM            
NY      
NC            
ND                
N. Mar.                      
OH            
OK                  
OR      NA
PA          
PR              
RI           
SC                 
SD              NA      
TN            NA      
TX        NA      
UT              
VT        
VI                 
VA               
WA          NA   
WV                  
WI           
WY             NA