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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, 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

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, 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

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., 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 (2.5 MB)

March 16, 2016 - by Val Stori, Project Director, CESA

A Summary Guide to Wood Biomass Heating Programs of CESA Members

This document surveys current and planned activities of CESA member states that are focused on the deployment of modern, high-efficiency, wood heating systems. Read more »

Project: Renewable Heating and Cooling

Reports Link (PDF )

February 29, 2016 - by Leigh Seddon, L.W. Seddon, LLC., for the Clean Energy States Alliance

Vermont Solar Cost Study: A Report on Photovoltaic System Cost and Performance Differences Based on Design and Siting Factors

This report analyzes installation cost and performance differences between different types of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in Vermont. It examines solar facilities built on existing buildings, on new structures such as parking lot canopies, and projects built on open pasture land. Read more »

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

Presentations PDF (Link)

December 18, 2015 - by Clean Energy States Alliance

PV Fire Safety Training Slides

This slideshow provides information firefighters need to know to deal with fires on buildings equipped with PV systems. Read more »

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