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State-Based Policies for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Given the gridlock in Washington DC, much of the focus on hastening the transition to a more sustainable, reliable, and affordable power generation system has shifted to the states.  As the deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy resources begins reaching significant levels, there is a need to take stock.  Which state-level energy policies have proven to be the most effective and which ones have not succeeded?  Which policies should states that are beginning to deploy more clean energy solutions adopt in order to catch up to the early trailblazers?  Which policies can help ensure that deployment of clean energy technology is as affordable as possible?  Which policies can attract bipartisan support?