State programs promote clean energy
Throughout the decade, states have launched initiatives to improve energy efficiency, promote alternative energy sources and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Some of those efforts are highlighted in a report released Thursday by the Washington-based National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center),”Advancing Clean Energy: A Report on the Clean Energy States Grant Program.”
The report profiles the work of 12 states, which were selected for participation in NGA’s Clean Energy States Grant Program. During the program, states explored and expanded new techniques for promoting clean energy, as well as developed and implemented their own programs.”States are key actors in the push towards a cleaner, more secure energy future,” said NGA Center Director John Thomasian in a statement.”The accomplishments of these states provide concrete examples of how states from across the country – with varying natural resource and economic conditions – can advance energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation fuels.”
The states profiled in the report took a variety of approaches to advancing clean energy with a focus on: improving energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, expanding renewable electricity generation and distribution, and promoting cleaner transportation fuels and vehicles. Columbus, Ohio-based American Electric Power; Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources; the Detroit-based Ford Motor Co.; the New York-based Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and the Meriden, Conn.-based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation provided funding for the Clean Energy States Grant Program.
Download “Advancing Clean Energy: A Report on the Clean Energy States Grant Program.”