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Reports PDF (link)

September 28, 2016 - by CESA

Una Guía Práctica de Financiación Solar Para Dueños de Casa

This is a Spanish translation of CESA's 2015 publication, "A Homeowner’s Guide to Solar Financing: Leases, Loans and PPAs." Read more »

Project: New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, States Advancing Solar

Reports Link (PDF)

August 2, 2016 - by Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance

Energy Storage Procurement Guidance Documents for Municipalities

These guidance documents are intended to support Massachusetts Department of Energy’s Community Clean Energy Resilience Initiative awardees in energy storage procurement. Additionally, these materials offer useful information for other municipalities to consider as they develop solicitations for resilient, energy storage projects. Read more »

Project: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership

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 (10MB)

July 8, 2016 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

Directory of State Clean Energy Programs and Policies for Low-Income Residents

This document surveys current and planned state activities that seek to bring the benefits of clean energy to low-income residents and communities. It focuses primarily on clean energy generation, but also covers some energy-efficiency initiatives. It does not include low-income weatherization programs. Read more »

Project: Clean Energy for Low-Income Communities, Sustainable Solar Education Project

Reports Link (PDF)

July 1, 2016 - by CESA

CESA Annual Work Plan, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

This is CESA's annual work plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Read more »

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 (link)

June 15, 2016 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards: New Solutions for Market Transformation

This report presents case studies of the six recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

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