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/

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

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

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Rural Energy Assistance Program https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs#Electric

U.S. Dept. of Energy loan guarantees: https://energy.gov/lpo/loan-programs-office

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

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) bonds: pacenow.org/

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 Laboratory – renewable energy analyses: https://emp.lbl.gov/research/renewable-energy

Clean Energy States Alliance: www.cleanenergystates.org

Resilient Power Project: www.cleanegroup.org/ceg-projects/resilient-power-project/

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

Green power programs, assistance, & bond financing:

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

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

Green bonds: www.climatebonds.net/ 

National and regional energy associations

American Council on Renewable Energy: www.acore.org

Solar Energy Industries Association: www.seia.org

Smart Electric Power Association: https://sepapower.org/

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

American Wind Energy Association: www.awea.org

Windustry: www.windustry.org

Northeast Clean Energy Council: www.necec.org

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

Environmental Entrepreneurs: www.e2.org

Renewable Energy Industry News:

Renewable Energy World: www.renewableenergyworld.com

GreenTech Media: www.greentechmedia.com/ 

Bloomberg New Energy Finance: bnef.com/

Norton Rose Project Finance Newswire: www.nortonrosefulbright.com/knowledge/publications/