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April 16, 2014 - by Lewis M. Milford, Devashree Saha, Mark Muro, Robert Sanders and Toby Rittner

CEG Report: Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market

Clean Energy Group, the Brookings Institution and the Council of Development Finance Agencies have just released a new paper on a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment: state and local bond finance. Read more »

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 (Link)

February 12, 2014 - by Lew Milford and Rob Sanders, Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities: Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods

In the first blueprint of how a city could become more “power resilient,” this report shows how Baltimore and other cities could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts. Read more »

Project: Low- and Moderate-Income Clean Energy, Resilient Power

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 (2.4 MB)

February 28, 2013 - by The Brattle Group, for CESA and others

A Learning Investment-based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States

This report provides an economic analysis of the impact of developing an entire offshore wind industry in the United States. Read more »

Project: Offshore Wind - OWAP

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