The Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), built the State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) for Clean Energy to serve as a hub of information on both existing state clean energy policies and, uniquely, future policy opportunities. At its essence, this resource synthesizes data from a dozen sources on existing state policies, analyzes various components of those policies, and displays that information at the state and individual policy level. In this way, the user can view each state’s existing clean energy policies as well as opportunities for policy adoption. Importantly, this resource is not a state scorecard. It is a planning resource for states as they develop their clean energy policy roadmaps.
CNEE analyzed 40 clean energy policies for each state. The first screen is a binary question — “Does this state have this policy (Yes or No)?” The second step involves a series of questions for each policy that assess the various components of that policy. The answers to these questions inform the detailed gap analysis, represented as a “fill level”, for each state policy.
Finally, our intention is that this site should serve as a hub to more information. Each policy has a downloadable 2-page policy brief, source information, and links to organizations that specialize in each policy area.