U.S. cities of all sizes, from different regions and with varied energy mixes, are either in the process of committing to renewable energy goals or working to follow through on existing targets. As part of the American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator, WRI is assisting cities around the country in understanding their regulatory frameworks and renewable electricity procurement options. This technical note provides the methodology behind the State Overview online resource, which encapsulates webpages for 50 states and DC, displaying regulatory and market information as well as procurement option-specific state policies.