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Reports pdf (1.6 MB)

July 29, 2016 - by Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, and Todd Olinsky-Paul, CESA

Does Energy Storage Fit in an RPS?

This is an updated version of a report originally published in 2014. This paper explores the question of how states, which have taken the lead in promoting clean energy through Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), could facilitate increased deployment of energy storage. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (PDF)

July 28, 2016 - by Carolyn Elefant, The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant

Commerce Clause Implications of Allco Finance Ltd. Challenges to Connecticut and Massachusetts RPS Programs

This note summarizes the implications of two pending lawsuits that allege that the Connecticut and Massachusetts RPS programs discriminate against out-of-region renewable energy generation and therefore violate the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (link)

July 18, 2016 - by Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, Inc.

Potential RPS Markets for Renewable Energy Generators

This paper provides information regarding where a renewable energy generator in a particular state or Canadian province can potentially sell its renewable energy certificates in order to meet the demand created by a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (436 KB)

June 20, 2016 - by Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates

Renewable Energy Public Benefit Funds

This table features information about state public benefit funds that use system benefit charges and other mechanisms to support renewable energy. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.4 MB)

May 18, 2016 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, Inc.

The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

This paper is intended to help inform states as they think through how state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) policies might interact with the EPA's Clean Power Plan (CPP), including consideration of state RPSs in state CPP plans. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (650 KB)

June 30, 2015 - by Georgena Terry, CESA Research Associate

Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This brief paper summarizes the responses of CESA's survey on how states handle distributed generation within their RPSs. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.8 MB)

June 30, 2015 - by Sustainable Energy Advantage

RPS Compliance Data Collection and Reporting Practices: Supporting Renewable Energy Policy Implementation through Information Sharing

This report summarizes RPS compliance and reporting practices across the US and identifies best practices. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (4.1 MB)

June 22, 2015 - by Warren Leon, Executive Director, CESA

Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies

Clean Energy Champions: The Importance of State Programs and Policies by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership, Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Adaptation & the Role of States, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, State Leadership in Clean Energy , States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (Report)

April 27, 2015 - by Samantha Donalds, Clean Energy States Alliance

Renewable Thermal in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This report provides an overview of how states across the country are incorporating renewable thermal technologies into their RPS programs. Read more »

Project: Renewable Heating and Cooling, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Third-Party Publications pdf (668 KB)

October 2, 2014 - by Kathleen Spees & Judy Chang, Brattle Group

Evaluating Cooperation Opportunities Under CAA 111(d)

A presentation on the potential for states to cooperate in meeting EPA’s targets under the Clean Power Plan [rule 111(d)]. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative