Over the past two years, most states have implemented policies aimed at promoting energy efficiency and clean electricity, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Washington-based National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center). Most of the efforts also have been taken to stimulate the growth of the green economy, according to NGA Center's "Clean and Secure State Energy Actions: 2010 Update."

The report examines clean energy activities by all 50 states, as well as the territories and commonwealths, in seven categories, including: energy efficiency; clean electricity; alternative fuels and vehicles; "greening state" government facilities and operations initiatives; greenhouse gas emissions; clean energy research, development and demonstration; and green economic development.

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