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States with Local Clean Energy Policies

The table below lists states with local clean energy financial incentives, rules, regulations, policies, and energy-efficient building codes. It also identifies states with policies considered to drive renewable energy market transformation. These state-level policies indicate which states seem to support clean energy market development.

Note: this analysis is based on the local policies tracked by the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE). DSIRE only tracks a limited number of local policies, but it tracks more than any other program or organization.

 

Local Clean Energy Financial Incentives

Local Clean Energy Rules, Regulations & Policies

Renewable Energy Market Transformation Policies (2008-2010)

Most Energy-Efficient Commercial & Residential Building Codes (2010)

Arizona

X

X

 

 

California

X

X

X

X

Colorado

X

X

X

 

Connecticut

 

X

X

 

Florida

X

X

 

 

Georgia

 

X

 

 

Hawaii

X

 

X

 

Illinois

X

X

 

X

Indiana

 

X

 

 

Kansas

 

X

 

 

Louisiana

 

X

 

 

Maryland

X

X

X

X

Massachusetts

X

X

X

X

Michigan

 

X

 

 

Missouri

 

X

X

 

New Mexico

 

X

X

 

New York

X

X

X

 

North Carolina

X

X

X

 

Ohio

X

 

 

 

Oregon

X

X

X

 

Pennsylvania

 

X

X

X

South Carolina

 

X

 

 

Tennessee

 

X

 

 

Texas

X

X

 

 

Utah

 

 

 

 

Virginia

X

 

X

 

Washington

X

X

X

 

Wisconsin

X

X

X

 

Sources: DSIRE, 2010 State of the States — The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Market Transformation, the Buildings Codes Assistance Project, and the Online Code Environment & Advocacy Network.

Percentage of Local Policies in States Supporting Clean Energy

The table below shows the percentage of local clean energy policies in states with renewable portfolio standards and net metering and interconnection policies, and the most energy-efficient building codes.

  Percentage of Local Policies in States with:

 

RPS, Net Metering, Interconnection Policies (2008-2010)

Most Energy-Efficient Building Codes (2010)

Financial Incentives

75%

38%

Rules, Regulations, and Policies

65%

27%

More Information

Learn more about NREL's analysis of the status and impact of clean energy policies at the local level.

As policies change frequently, please see DSIRE for information on the policies that currently exist in your state or locality.