Twelve states have gotten some help to advance clean energy projects.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices awarded grants of $50,000 to Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina and Utah. The awards were made under Gov. Tim Pawlenty's initiative, Securing a Clean Energy Future. Pawlenty is the NGA chair.
States were selected through a competitive process open to all states and U.S. territories.