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2011 National Summit on RPS

October 26, 2011

Clean Energy Group and Clean Energy States Alliance hosted this year’s National Summit on RPS at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26 and 27th.

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the East

October 6, 2011

This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC) and the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC). Guest speakers include EISPC Executive Director Marya White and EIPC Executive Director David Whiteley.

RPS Webinar: Regional Transmission Planning in the West

October 5, 2011

The regional transmission planning processes that are currently underway in the eastern and the western United States could shape the future of long-distance electricity transmission and significantly affect the future of renewable energy. It is important for policymakers and regulators who are involved in administering state RPS policies to understand how RPSs may be affected by these regional planning efforts. This webinar presents information about the planning efforts being undertaken by the Western Electricity Coordinating Council and the Western Governors’ Association.

CESA Webinar: Fuel Cells and Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 9, 2011

This webinar explains why some states have included fuel cells in their RPS – both fuel cells that use renewably generated fuels and fuel cells that use natural gas. The webinar explores what a state needs to consider before deciding to include fuel cells, and discusses the reasons why more states are giving increased attention…

States Advancing RPS Webinar: The Commerce Clause and Implications for State RPS Programs

March 29, 2011

This webinar highlights a new CESA report, entitled “The Commerce Clause and Implications for State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs.” The report explains the applicability and effect of the interstate commerce clause of the US Constitution on a state’s approach to the design of an RPS. The report also identifies and discusses options available to states for structuring RPS programs in a constitutionally compliant manner. In this webinar, the authors reviewed the key findings from the report.

Webinar: NREL’S Cost of Renewable Energy Spreadsheet Tool (CREST)

February 25, 2011

CESA members and members of CESA’s PV Peer Network are invited to join this webinar, on which Jason Gifford of Sustainable Energy Advantage (SEA) will provide an overview of the tool SEA created for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to allow state public utility commissions and the renewable energy community to assess renewable energy project costs, develop cost-based incentives (e.g., feed-in tariffs), and evaluate the impact of tax incentives or other support structures.

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART II

December 17, 2010

On this webinar, Maggie Mann of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Chris Recchia of the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) will be continuing the discussion from the November 19, 2010 webinar, Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, PART I.

Webinar: Biomass Sustainability and RPS Programs, Part I

November 19, 2010

This is the first part of a two-part series of webinars for CESA members and members of the State-Federal RPS Collaborative to explore the topic of the greenhouse gas impacts of biomass energy and implications for state RPS and renewable policy, in light of the recent Manomet report, “Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy Study.”

2010 National Summit on RPS

October 20, 2010

The National Summit on RPS provides a forum for state officials interested in implementing or increasing the effectiveness of their RPS programs to meet an exchange ideas. The 2010 Summit was held in conjunction with the Renewable Energy Markets conference in Portland, Oregon.

Webinar: FERC Ruling and Feed-in Tariffs

September 30, 2010

This webinar reviews Feed-in Tariff policy options for states, given the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) July 15, 2010 ruling that state legislatures and PUCs are preempted from establishing a FIT rate that is inconsistent with PURPA.