Seventeen public funds from 12 US states have banded together to promote clean energy projects and companies by supporting a new non-profit organization - the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA).
CESA's members include the clean energy funds from California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. They all fund clean energy and expect to have about US$3.5 billion collectively for these efforts over the next decade.
CESA will advance new, multi-state efforts to promote solar, wind, fuel cells and other clean energy projects and investments.
'States see clean energy as a way to improve the environment but also as a powerful economic development tool,' says Lewis Milford, Executive Director of CESA. 'By working together rather than going it alone, these states can build even bigger clean energy markets, spur technology innovation, create more jobs in 21st-century clean energy industries, and more quickly clean up the environment. They can do all that and save money by leveraging each other's funding.'
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