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Reports PDF (2.09 MB)

July 23, 2018 - by Brian Lips (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center) for CESA

Credit Multipliers in Renewable Portfolio Standards

This report examines the history and status of credit multipliers, the types of technologies and applications most often awarded credit multipliers, the advantages and disadvantages of credit multipliers, state experiences with the use of multipliers, and other trends in the implementation of credit multipliers. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports PDF (2.26 MB)

July 20, 2018 - by Jenny Heeter, Edward Holt, Sam Koebrich, and Val Stori

Case Studies of RPS Best Practices: Solar Carve-Outs, SREC Tracking, and Thermal Inclusion

The paper consists of three case studies of states that have been leaders in implementing particular RPS practices: Delaware’s use of a carve-out for solar, New Jersey’s tracking of solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs), and New Hampshire’s inclusion of thermal output in its RPS. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (Report)

July 12, 2018 - 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

Reports PDF (2.85 MB)

July 31, 2017 - by Todd Jones (CRS) for CESA

Two Markets, Overlapping Goals: Exploring the Intersection of RPS and Voluntary Markets for Renewable Energy in the U.S.

This paper explores interactions between RPS and voluntary markets for renewable energy in the U.S. and outlines principles for supporting continued growth of both markets. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports PDF (2.17 MB)

July 25, 2017 - by Samantha Donalds, CESA

Distributed Generation in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

In 2016-2017, CESA conducted a survey on how distributed generation is incorporated into state RPSs. CESA collected responses from all 30 states that currently have a mandatory RPS requirement. This report provides a summary of the results from that survey. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (2.9 MB)

June 22, 2017 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates

When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

CESA has produced a report on what happens when state renewable portfolio standards reach their peak requirement. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

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: Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports Link (PDF)

July 28, 2016 - by Carolyn Elefant, The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

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., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

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

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June 20, 2016 - by Ed Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, for the Clean Energy States Alliance

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