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Reports pdf (518 KB)

May 24, 2012 - by Warren Leon, CESA

Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of a Renewable Portfolio Standard: A Guide for State RPS Programs

This report explains some of the issues associated with RPS evaluation and makes suggestions for how states may want to proceed with an evaluation. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (559 KB)

May 23, 2012 - by Todd Olinsky-Paul, CESA

CESA Clean Energy White Paper: MA Draft Final Regulations for Biomass Generating Units in the RPS

Mass DOER released proposed final regulations for biomass combustion for purposes of RPS eligibility. This paper summarizes those regulations and includes a brief discussion. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (694 KB)

March 21, 2012 - by Warren Leon, CESA

Designing the Right RPS: A Guide to Selecting Goals and Program Options for a Renewable Portfolio Standard

This report describes RPS best practices and analyzes a wide range of options in RPS program design. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (2.9 MB)

October 3, 2011 - by Clean Energy States Alliance and Sustainable Energy Advantage

Analysis of Renewable Energy Policy Options for Vermont: The SPEED Program and Renewable Portfolio Standard

Report prepared by CESA and SEA under contract with NARUC for the VT Public Service Board and the VT Legislature. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (928 KB)

March 1, 2011 - by Carolyn Elefant and Ed Holt for CESA

CESA Report: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs (pdf)

This report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state's approach to the design of an RPS. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (699 KB)

October 1, 2010 - by Ryan Wiser and Galen Barbose (LBNL) for DOE, NREL, and CESA

Supporting Solar Power in Renewables Portfolio Standards: Experience from the United States

This report documents the design of and early experience with state-level RPS programs in the United States that have been specifically tailored to encourage a wider diversity of renewable energy technologies, and solar energy in particular. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (216 KB)

March 1, 2010 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

A Review of Emerging State Finance Tools to Advance Solar Generation

This report provides an overview and specific examples of three creative finance tools that any state can use to support solar PV in the context of an existing RPS: solar set-asides, feed-in tariffs, and reverse auction mechanisms. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (866 KB)

December 1, 2009 - by Charles Kubert and Mark Sinclair, CESA

Distributed Renewable Energy Finance and Policy Toolkit

This report describes the many financing options available to state energy offices, municipal governments, and other energy agencies for utilizing public funds for clean energy project support. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (62 KB)

January 1, 2009 - by CESA

Recommended Principles and Best Practices for State Renewable Portfolio Standards

CESA's State-Federal RPS Collaborative Steering Committee, with input from Collaborative participants and the National RPS Summit, has developed the following Recommended Principles and Best Practices for effective state RPS program deployment. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative

Reports pdf (41 KB)

January 1, 2009 - by CESA

Observations on State and Federal Interaction with Respect to Renewable Portfolio Standards

Over the last three years, a regional collaborative of state RPS program managers from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region has been exploring how to support successful design and implementation of state RPS programs. The Collaborative has prepared the following observations regarding the appropriate interaction between any federal RPS that might be adopted by Congress and state RPS programs. Read more »

Project: Renewable Portfolio Standards and the RPS Collaborative