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Potential RPS Markets for Renewable Energy Generators

July 18, 2016

This paper provides information regarding where a renewable energy generator in a particular state or Canadian province can potentially sell its renewable energy certificates in order to meet the demand created by a renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

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.

CESA State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards – Outstanding Programs Found Here

November 19, 2014

This report presents case studies of the eight recipients of the 2014 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Case Study: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Microgrid Project

November 1, 2014

This case study presents the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (CTDEEP)’s Microgrid Program.

CESA Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan

October 24, 2014

The Clean Energy States Alliance has submitted formal comments to EPA discussing several aspects of the Clean Power Plan.

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.