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Clean Coalition Publishes Local CLEAN Program Guide

July 5, 2011

The nonprofit Clean Coalition published the first of seven modules of its Local CLEAN Program Guide, a free, downloadable policy tool designed to help communities and utilities evaluate, design, and enact the most effective policies for the timely and cost-effective deployment of clean local energy. The first module provides an overview of Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) programs and the key considerations in assessing what a CLEAN program can do for communities and local utilities across the United States. A CLEAN program promotes the growth of a strong clean energy economy by reducing the time, risks, paperwork, and other costs involved in selling renewable energy from underused spaces in communities, such as warehouse rooftops and capped landfills. CLEAN programs have been implemented at the local, state, and national levels around the world to drive renewable energy deployments.