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What are Your State’s Energy Programs?

States and localities are America’s traditional laboratories for public policy and that’s true for the nation’s transition to clean energy technologies. States have a wide variety of policies and programs that promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy.

The U.S. Department of Energy tracks these policies on a data base called DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency). The data show that:

22 states offer grants for renewable energy systems;

24 states offer tax creditsPropertyTax_map for renewable energy; and

43 states have policies that allow homeowners to connect their renewable electric systems to the utility grid.

The data show what an important role states are playing in America’s move to a clean energy economy.