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Title: State of the States 2008: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy.
Author: Brown, E.; Busche, S.
Pages/Volumes: 123 pp.
Publication Year: 2008
Document Type: Factsheet, Flyer, Pamphlet
NTIS/GPO Number: 939278
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: This report provides insights into the status of renewable energy development at the state level. Renewable resources are increasing in development overall, but state development varies by resource and rates of change. The factors contributing to renewable energy development at the state level are identified and discussed, including the challenges of understanding the role of different factors in development. The report also compiles and evaluates the status of 'best practice' state policy design and connects the existence of some policies with increased renewable energy development through correlation analysis. The report also proposes a strategy for better understanding the role of policy in renewable energy development, based on market-transformation principles. Correlation analysis illustrates the potential for further application of these principles to renewable energy. The final section provides resources for state policy makers for better understanding and developing renewable energy resources.
Accession Number: 43021
Library Notes: NPL-0810 REV
Report Numbers: TP-670-43021


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