The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) has released Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies, which “describes the many important ways that states across the nation are supporting clean energy generation and markets.” The report is the first “comprehensive look” at how states “are advancing clean energy.” Ohio is mentioned as one of the states to have published “guides with advice for potential solar purchasers.” Additionally, the report observes that the Ohio Third Frontier Technology Validation and Start-up Fund, administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, “includes fuel cells/energy storage and photovoltaics among its 10 target technology areas,” as it helps start-up companies commercialize technologies developed by institutions of higher education, federal labs and not-for-profit research institutions in the state. Ohio is also mentioned as a participant in the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS), a system that tracks renewable energy generation to verify that utilities meet renewable energy portfolio standards. To read the full report, click here.