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February 04, 2004

Twelve States Form Alliance to Leverage Clean Energy Funds

Seventeen "clean energy" public funds from 12 states across the country have banded together to promote clean energy projects and companies through a new non-profit organization called the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA). CESA expects the clean energy funds from the 12 states—California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin—to total $3.5 billion over the next decade. CESA will launch a number of joint initiatives to promote solar energy, wind power, fuel cells, and other clean energy technologies, combining the power of many states for more effective strategies while reducing the costs of individual state programs. See the CESA Web site and CESA's January 29th press release (PDF 145 KB). Download Acrobat Reader.