Twelve States form Clean Energy States Alliance

March 01, 2004

Logo of the Clean Energy States Alliance.
Public funds from 12 states formed the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) on January 29. CESA members include 17 clean energy funds, which are collected from electricity consumers for promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in their respective states. CESA estimates these funds will collectively spend $3.5 billion for clean energy projects over the next decade.

The purpose of the new organization will be to advance multistate initiatives to promote investment in solar and wind energy, fuel cells, and other clean energy projects. These joint initiatives can make individual funds that operate in a single state more effective and reduce costs. According to CESA Executive Director Lewis Milford, "States see clean energy as a powerful economic development tool." For more information, see CESA's January 29 press release (PDF 145 KB).