Policy Profile

Lead By Example Programs

Policy description:

One of the biggest challenges for the advanced energy market is increasing the use of renewable energy, energy and water efficient technologies, and alternative-fueled vehicles. However, higher relative costs, uncertainty about benefits, and inexperience with these technologies create barriers for increased market penetration. A rather simple state strategy can assist the market in overcoming these barriers: state procurement requirements can increase the market share of these technologies. For more information, see the full policy brief.

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  1. Has any state lead by example program been established by either legislative or executive action?
  2. Has a state lead by example program for state buildings been established by either legislative or executive action?
  3. Has a state lead by example program for state fleets been established by either legislative or executive action?
  4. Has a state lead by example program for clean energy procurement been established by either legislative or executive action?