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Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action: Policies, Best Practices, and Action Steps for States

Abt Associates (Stratus Consulting)


April 1, 2006

Across the country, states are using clean energy policies to help meet their expanding energy demand in a clean, low-cost, reliable manner. In addition, a growing number of states are interested in learning about successful clean energy strategies and their economic and environmental benefits.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action is designed to share the experiences and lessons learned from successful state clean energy policies and help states evaluate these options, programs, and policies to determine what is most appropriate for them. The Guide to Action describes 16 clean energy policies, details the best practices and attributes of effective state programs, and provides resources for more information. The policies were selected from among a larger universe of clean energy strategies because of their proven effectiveness and their successful implementation.