Renewable Portfolio Standards - Resources

Renewable Energy Public Benefit Funds

June 20, 2016

This table features information about state public benefit funds that use system benefit charges and other mechanisms to support renewable energy.

The EPA Clean Power Plan and State RPS Programs

May 18, 2016

This paper is intended to help inform states as they think through how state Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) policies might interact with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), including consideration of state RPSs in state CPP plans.

RPS Compliance Data Collection and Reporting Practices: Supporting Renewable Energy Policy Implementation through Information Sharing

June 30, 2015

This report summarizes RPS compliance and reporting practices across the US and identifies best practices.

Clean Energy Champions – The Importance of State Programs and Policies

June 22, 2015

This report provides the first-ever comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth.

REC Definitions and Tracking Mechanisms Used by State RPS Programs

June 17, 2014

This report provides information on the use of RECs by states, on the definitions of a REC, and on the environmental attributes included in a REC. The report also discusses how different regional and state-based REC tracking systems handle these matters.

RPS Collaborative Case Note on North Dakota v. Minnesota PUC

April 24, 2014

Federal District Court Finds Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act Violates Commerce Clause.

RPS Report: Commerce Clause Analysis of People. v. Nazarian and Solomon v. Hanna

March 31, 2014

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.

The State of State Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 28, 2013

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.

Case Summary – Implications for State RPS Programs of Illinois Commerce Commission et al. v. FERC

June 28, 2013

Summary document prepared by Carolyn Elefant, Esq. for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative.

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities

May 30, 2013

RPS Report on RPS and Resilient Power.