Evaluating Renewable Portfolio Standards and Carbon Cap Scenarios in the U.S. Electric Sector.
Author: Bird, L.; Chapman, C.; Logan, J.; Sumner, J.; Short, W.
Pages/Volumes: 43 pp.
Publication Year: 2010
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 981273
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: This report examines the impact of various renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and cap-and-trade policy options on the U.S. electricity sector, focusing mainly on renewable energy generation. The analysis uses the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model that simulates the least-cost expansion of electricity generation capacity and transmission in the United States to examine the impact of an emissions cap--similar to that proposed in the Waxman-Markey bill (H.R. 2454)--as well as lower and higher cap scenarios. It also examines the effects of combining various RPS targets with the emissions caps. The generation mix, carbon emissions, and electricity price are examined for various policy combinations to simulate the effect of implementing policies simultaneously.
Accession Number: 48258
Library Notes: NPL-1005 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A2-48258
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