RPS Events and Webinars

2017

January 25, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Oregon and Rhode Island

In 2016, both Oregon and Rhode Island strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Rebecca Smith (Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy) and Linda George (Senior Legal Counsel at the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission) described their states’ new RPS laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

March 10, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Implementing Expanded RPSs in Illinois and Michigan

In late-2016, both Illinois and Michigan strengthened and extended their RPSs. In this webinar, Brian Granahan of the Illinois Power Agency and Katie Trachsel of the Michigan Public Service Commission described their states’ new laws and explained how the states are preparing for implementation.

April 12, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is in the process of implementing a new solar incentive program designed to maintain robust growth in the number of solar installations while reducing costs for ratepayers. Learn more about this program in a webinar presentation featuring Kaitlin Kelly, RPS Program Coordinator at DOER.

May 9, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Should There Be a Clean Peak Standard?

In this webinar, Lon Huber, Senior Director at Strategen Consulting, discussed the Clean Peak Standard concept and how it might be implemented.

June 7, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

New York's Clean Energy Standard

In this webinar, guest speakers from NYSERDA explained the Clean Energy Standard and how it will be implemented.

June 28, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

RPS Webinar: When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

Many state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies will reach their peak requirement over the next few years. In this webinar, guest speaker Ed Holt discusses what could happen to state RPSs when they max out, and what options the states have when, and if, they begin to plan for the end of RPS in their states.

September 6, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report

Lead author Galen Barbose presented the key findings of LBNL's newly released report, "U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report."

October 12, 2017 2:00pm — 3:00pm ET

Factors Influencing Public Support for RPSs

A recent article in Nature Energy examines various factors that influence whether the public supports a state RPS and other renewable energy policies. In this webinar, Leah Stokes, one of the article’s two authors, discussed her findings and their implications.

November 7 - 8, 2017

2017 National Summit on RPS

The 2017 National Summit on RPS was held on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Crystal City Hotel. The Summit was hosted by CESA, with generous financial support from the Energy Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

December 19, 2017 1:00pm — 2:00pm ET

Federal Court Cases that Could Affect RPSs

This webinar examined the implications of recent and pending federal legal cases, including the nuclear zero emission credit cases in Illinois and New York, and the Allco cases in Connecticut.