Webinar & Events - Renewable Portfolio Standards

ISO-NE’s CASPR and State RPSs

May 23, 2018

Competitive Auctions with Sponsored Resources (CASPR) is a modification to ISO New England’s Forward Capacity Auction. This webinar explained CASPR and its implications for renewables.

FERC and Clean Energy

April 26, 2018

In this webinar, John Moore (NRDC’s Sustainable FERC Project) discussed some of the issues currently before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the regional markets it regulates, including the potential threats for state RPSs and related state energy policies.

The Status of State Grid Modernization Efforts

March 9, 2018

States are playing an important role in modernizing the nation’s electricity grid. In this webinar, two presentations discussed the range of activity taking place at the state level.

Renewable Thermal Technologies in the Massachusetts APS

January 24, 2018

Since 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has been working on designing rules and regulations for including renewable thermal technologies in the Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS). This webinar featured a presentation on the draft regulations by Samantha Meserve, Renewable Thermal Program Coordinator at DOER.

Federal Court Cases that Could Affect RPSs

December 19, 2017

This webinar examined the implications of recent and pending federal legal cases, including the nuclear zero emission credit cases in Illinois and New York, and the Allco cases in Connecticut.

2017 National Summit on RPS

November 7, 2017

The 2017 National Summit on RPS was held on Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8 in Arlington, Virginia at the Westin Crystal City Hotel. The Summit was hosted by CESA, with generous financial support from the Energy Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Factors Influencing Public Support for RPSs

October 12, 2017

A recent article in Nature Energy examines various factors that influence whether the public supports a state RPS and other renewable energy policies. In this webinar, Leah Stokes, one of the article’s two authors, discussed her findings and their implications.

U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report

September 6, 2017

Lead author Galen Barbose presented the key findings of LBNL’s newly released report, “U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report.”

RPS Webinar: When Renewable Portfolio Standards Max Out

June 28, 2017

Many state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies will reach their peak requirement over the next few years. In this webinar, guest speaker Ed Holt discusses what could happen to state RPSs when they max out, and what options the states have when, and if, they begin to plan for the end of RPS in their states.

New York’s Clean Energy Standard

June 7, 2017

In this webinar, guest speakers from NYSERDA explained the Clean Energy Standard and how it will be implemented.