Welcome to CESA's Resource Library! Here you will find CESA's reports, guidebooks, case studies, videos, conference material, testimonies, legislation, and more.

Looking for something else? Here are some quick links: Press Releases | Upcoming and Archived Webinars | Newsletter Archives | CESA in the News | CESA Member News

To more easily find the resource your are looking for, you can filter our resources by "Category," which relates to our projects, or by "Type," which relates to the type of resource it is.

Resources for category "RPS"

Resource Type Description
1 2 3 4 5 ... 7
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

Reports pdf (1.3 MB)

October 29, 2012 - by Peregrine Energy Group for CESA

The Rising Tide of State-Supported Renewable Energy Projects: Deployment Results from the CESA Database, 1998-2011

This report is a comprehensive analysis of trends in state clean energy development. Among its main findings, the report confirms that state clean energy funds have remained major drivers of renewable energy development in the U.S. Read more »

Reports pdf (3.4 MB)

October 15, 2012 - by CESA

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Seven Exemplary Programs

This report presents case studies of the seven recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards. Read more »

Project: State Leadership in Clean Energy

Reports pdf (3.1 MB)

September 11, 2012 - by Mark Sinclair, Melissa Haugh, Baird Brown, and Carolyn Elefant for CESA

Collaborative Procurement of Offshore Wind Energy - A Buyers Network: Assessment of Merits and Approaches

This analysis finds that, when combined with low-cost financing and use of the Investment Tax Credit, the purchase of large amounts of offshore wind energy by “buyers networks” of credit-worthy offtakers could significantly reduce the cost of offshore wind energy. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

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