Evaluating the Benefits and Costs of a Renewable Portfolio Standard: A Guide for State RPS Programs

Warren Leon | Clean Energy States Alliance

This report explains some of the issues associated with RPS evaluation and makes suggestions for how states may want to proceed with an evaluation.

It begins with an explanation of why RPS costs and benefits are so difficult to quantify. It then presents four approaches to RPS evaluation that vary in their complexity and cost, as well as in the precision of their quantitative results. The report explains the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

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Date: May 24, 2012

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