Colorado State University

Center for the New Energy Economy

The new energy economy creates and keeps jobs in the United States; encourages development and use of clean and affordable domestic energy; protects the environment and climate; and ensures America continues to lead the globe.

CSU and the Center for the New Energy Economy is helping to guide the country toward a more secure, stable, sustainable, and affordable energy future. The center provides technical assistance to governors, legislators, regulators, planners, policy makers, and others to create the policies and practices needed to transition to a clean energy economy.

CNEE developed and maintains the Advanced Energy Legislation Tracker database ( ), which contains information about energy legislation for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  In partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), CNEE 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. ( )  SPOT synthesizes existing information related to 38 clean energy policies at the state level and documents whether a given state policy exists and where it stands related to 3 – 6 policy components.  Both websites are free of charge for any user.

As another useful free tool, CNEE developed the Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislators e-book.