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RPS Report: Commerce Clause Analysis of People. v. Nazarian and Solomon v. Hanna

March 31, 2014

Commerce Clause expert Carolyn Elefant of the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant has written a short paper describing the recent court cases and their implications for state RPS programs.

The State of State Renewable Portfolio Standards

June 28, 2013

This report analyzes state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) laws as a policy mechanism, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and assessing their impact on the growing national renewable energy market.

Case Summary – Implications for State RPS Programs of Illinois Commerce Commission et al. v. FERC

June 28, 2013

Summary document prepared by Carolyn Elefant, Esq. for the State-Federal RPS Collaborative.

Using State RPSs to Promote Resilient Power at Critical Infrastructure Facilities

May 30, 2013

RPS Report on RPS and Resilient Power.

Environmental Rules for Hydropower in State Renewable Portfolio Standards

April 23, 2013

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.

The Rising Tide of State-Supported Renewable Energy Projects: Deployment Results from the CESA Database, 1998-2011

October 29, 2012

This report is a comprehensive analysis of trends in state clean energy development. Among its main findings, the report confirms that state clean energy funds have remained major drivers of renewable energy development in the U.S.

State Leadership in Clean Energy: Seven Exemplary Programs

October 15, 2012

This report presents case studies of the seven recipients of the 2012 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

Collaborative Procurement of Offshore Wind Energy – A Buyers Network: Assessment of Merits and Approaches

September 11, 2012

This analysis finds that, when combined with low-cost financing and use of the Investment Tax Credit, the purchase of large amounts of offshore wind energy by “buyers networks” of credit-worthy offtakers could significantly reduce the cost of offshore wind energy.

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

May 24, 2012

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

CESA Clean Energy White Paper: MA Draft Final Regulations for Biomass Generating Units in the RPS

May 23, 2012

Mass DOER released proposed final regulations for biomass combustion for purposes of RPS eligibility. This paper summarizes those regulations and includes a brief discussion.