In 2011, states continued support the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. States remained particularly active this year, with all states taking one or more actions advance clean energy options.

Fifty-two states adopted or updated policies relating to clean electricity; 48 states took action to expand their energy efficiency measures; and 28 states developed policies and made investments to advance green economic development, as efforts to advance the clean energy economic sector within each state emerged as a new theme across the country – largely as part of state economic recovery strategies. The category of alternative fuels and vehicles registered the largest increase. Forty-two states took action, an increase of 13 above the 29 states active in this area during the previous year.

Clean State Energy Actions: 2011 Update examined clean energy activities by all 50 states, as well as the territories and commonwealths to identify existing policy models as well as emerging policy tools states can replicate. The activities span seven categories including: energy efficiency; clean electricity; alternative fuels and vehicles; Lead by Example initiatives (greening state government facilities and operations); greenhouse gas emissions; clean energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D); and clean energy economic development. The clean energy sources covered were defined by each state.

Information is broken down by state and can be accessed by clicking a state on the map below. State clean energy actions can also be accessed by category by clicking on the clean energy action category link below the map.

Clean Energy Actions by State
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All State-by-State Energy Actions

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Clean Energy Actions by Category
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Energy Efficiency

Clean Electricity

Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Lead by Example

GHG Emissions

Clean Energy RD & D

Clean Energy Economic Development

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Clean and Secure State Energy Actions: 2011 Update builds upon a previous NGA Center reports, Clean and Secure State Energy Actions - 2010 and Clean and Secure Clean Energy Actions – 2008.