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Reports pdf (1.4 MB)

May 18, 2016 - by Edward A. Holt, Ed Holt & Associates, Inc., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

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 (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

This report 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: Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC), New England Solar Cost-Reduction Partnership, Northeast Wind Resource Center, Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Offshore Wind - OWAP, Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative, State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports pdf (1.4 MB)

June 17, 2014 - by Dr. Jan Hamrin for CESA

REC Definitions and Tracking Mechanisms Used by State RPS Programs

This report provides information on the use of RECs by states, on the definitions of a REC, and on the environmental attributes included in a REC. The report also discusses how different regional and state-based REC tracking systems handle these matters.
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Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

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April 24, 2014 - by Carolyn Elefant, State-Federal RPS Collaborative

RPS Collaborative Case Note on North Dakota v. Minnesota PUC

Federal District Court Finds Minnesota‚Äôs Next Generation Energy Act Violates Commerce Clause Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (367 KB)

March 31, 2014 - by Carolyn Elefant, State-Federal RPS Collaborative

RPS Report: Commerce Clause Analysis of People. v. Nazarian and Solomon v. Hanna

Commerce Clause expert Carolyn Elefant of the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant has written a short paper describing the recent court cases and their implications for state RPS programs. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.3 MB)

June 28, 2013 - by Warren Leon, CESA

The State of State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This report analyzes state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) laws as a policy mechanism, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and assessing their impact on the growing national renewable energy market. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (977 KB)

June 28, 2013 - by Carolyn Elefant, The Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant

Case Summary - Implications for State RPS Programs of Illinois Commerce Commission et al. v. FERC

Summary document prepared by Carolyn Elefant, Esq. for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (1.6 MB)

May 30, 2013 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, CESA Project Director

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities

RPS Report on RPS and Resilient Power. Read more »

Project: Resilient Power, Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (565 KB)

April 23, 2013 - by Val Stori, CESA

Environmental Rules for Hydropower in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

This paper looks at various approaches states have taken in their RPS policies to safeguard the environment when hydropower is developed. It describes the rules for hydropower qualification, especially those having to do with environmental standards. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative