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This paper looks at various approaches states have taken in their RPS policies to safeguard the environment when hydropower is developed. It describes the rules for hydropower qualification, especially those having to do with environmental standards.
This report explains some of the issues associated with RPS evaluation and makes suggestions for how states may want to proceed with an evaluation.
Mass DOER released proposed final regulations for biomass combustion for purposes of RPS eligibility. This paper summarizes those regulations and includes a brief discussion.
This report describes RPS best practices and analyzes a wide range of options in RPS program design.
Report prepared by CESA and SEA under contract with NARUC for the VT Public Service Board and the VT Legislature.
This 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.
This report documents the design of and early experience with state-level RPS programs in the United States that have been specifically tailored to encourage a wider diversity of renewable energy technologies, and solar energy in particular.
This report provides an overview and specific examples of three creative finance tools that any state can use to support solar PV in the context of an existing RPS: solar set-asides, feed-in tariffs, and reverse auction mechanisms.
This report describes the many financing options available to state energy offices, municipal governments, and other energy agencies for utilizing public funds for clean energy project support.
CESA’s State-Federal RPS Collaborative Steering Committee, with input from Collaborative participants and the National RPS Summit, has developed the following Recommended Principles and Best Practices for effective state RPS program deployment.