State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA): State Policy and the Pursuit of Renewable Energy Manufacturing
"This report discusses the status of renewable energy manufacturing in the United States and uses deployment scenarios based on proposed national RES legislation in the spring of 2009. The United States Department of Energy report 20% Wind Energy by 2030 to estimate the potential scale of expenditures for renewable energy equipment over the next 10 to 20 years. In addition, the report discusses the types of variables that interest renewable energy manufacturers, and it provides guidance for developing clean energy manufacturing recruitment strategies in a manner that minimizes detrimental economic development competition between states and supports long-term economic development more broadly. The report focuses on wind and solar energy technologies because they are two of the fastest growing clean energy technologies in the United States–both industries are experiencing annual U.S. investments of billions of dollars. Furthermore, both industries are undergoing expansion of U.S.-based manufacturing capacity."