Including Alternative Resources in State Renewable Portfolio Standards: Current Design and Implementation Experience.
Author: Heeter, J.; Bird, L.
Pages/Volumes: 35 pp.
Publication Year: 2012
Document Type: Research Report
NTIS/GPO Number: 1059135
Subject Code Description: Energy Analysis
Abstract: Currently, 29 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have instituted a renewable portfolio standard (RPS). An RPS sets a minimum threshold for how much renewable energy must be generated in a given year. Each state policy is unique, varying in percentage targets, timetables, and eligible resources. This paper examines state experience with implementing renewable portfolio standards that include energy efficiency, thermal resources, and non-renewable energy and explores compliance experience, costs, and how states evaluate, measure, and verify energy efficiency and convert thermal energy. It aims to gain insights from the experience of states for possible federal clean energy policy as well as to share experience and lessons for state RPS implementation.
Accession Number: 55979
Library Notes: NPL-1211 REV
Report Numbers: TP-6A20-55979
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