Designing the Right RPS: A Guide to Selecting Goals and Program Options for a Renewable Portfolio Standard

Warren Leon | Clean Energy States Alliance

This report looks at issues of RPS program design. It considers how to set appropriate goals for an RPS and how to choose program design features that will enable the RPS to achieve those goals efficiently and cost-effectively. Because RPSs have been in operation in so many states, there has been considerable experience with this type of policy and lessons can be drawn from those  experiences. The report starts by discussing some of the most important lessons that have been learned so far.

Although this report is especially useful to states considering establishing a new RPS, it is also helpful to states that are considering RPS program modifications.

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Date: March 21, 2012

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