Information on clean energy policies abounds. Building on case studies and qualitative success information, the State of the States 2010 gathers up to date renewable energy generation and capacity information and uses statistical methods to identify connections between policies and wind energy development. Findings indicate that while policies do play a role in development, the length of policy implementation and an overall clean energy friendly environment are also drivers. This talk will overview the quantitative results from the upcoming State of the States 2010 report and will include conclusions indicating how states can best maximize their wind energy resources through policy development. The State of the States is the quantitative project in a suite of Clean Energy Policy Analyses (CEPA) projects being implemented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Energy and Markets Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory