Resources

We often are asked for guidance on Federal and state incentive programs, including tax incentives, loan and grant programs, energy bonds, renewable portfolio standards, and other state incentives such as net metering, solar RECs, and utility long-term purchase contracts. The following links will help:

Federal & State renewable power programs and incentives

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE): www.dsireusa.org/

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy for Solar: www.dsireusa.org/solar

Tax Incentives Assistance Project: http://energytaxincentives.org/

U.S. Department of Treasury, tax grant program: www.treasury.gov/recovery/1603.shtml

U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program: www.eere.energy.gov/

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Energy Assistance ProgramĀ  www.rurdev.usda.gov/Energy.html

U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program, www.lgprogram.energy.gov/

Clean Renewable Energy bonds: www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/apps/slgs/slgs_irstax.htm

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds: pacenow.org/ or http://www.renewfund.com/

EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program: www.epa.gov/lmop

DOE Biomass program: www1.eere.energy.gov/biomass

Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources, www.mass.gov/doer

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center: www.masscec.com

Renewable power policy analyses

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Renewable Finance: https://financere.nrel.gov/finance/

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE): www.dsireusa.org

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab renewable energy sector analyses: http://eetd.lbl.gov/EA/EMP/re.html

Clean Energy States Alliance: www.cleanenergystates.org

Union of Concerned Scientists: www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renewable_energy_basics/

Green Power programs, assistance, and marketing firms:

U.S. Department of Energy Green Power program: www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Green Power Market Development Group: www.thegreenpowergroup.org/us.cfm

Center for Resource Solutions: www.green-e.org

National and regional energy associations

American Council on Renewable Energy: www.acore.org

Solar Energy Industries Association: www.seia.org

Solar Electric Power Association: www.solarelectricpower.org

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC): http://irecusa.org/

American Wind Energy Association: www.awea.org

Windustry: www.windustry.org

New England Clean Energy Council: www.cleanenergycouncil.org

Environmental Law & Policy Center: http://elpc.org/

Environmental Entrepreneurs: www.e2.org

Renewable Energy Industry News:

Renewable Energy World: www.renewableenergyworld.com

Solar Buzz: www.solarbuzz.com

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: bnef.com/