Resource Archive - 2008


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Best Practices for Effective Renewable Energy Credit Programs A Report to the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association

December 1, 2008

This report provides CESA’s recommendations on “best practices” for REC trading, based on the experience and program elements of existing state RPS laws.

Progress Report: Review of State Renewable Portfolio Standard Programs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

December 1, 2008

This report serves to review the progress to date of the states in the region in meeting their RPS objectives, to identify early successes and challenges, and to offer recommendations for future success.

CESA State RPS Policy Report: Increasing Coordination and Uniformity Among State Renewable Portfolio Standards

December 1, 2008

This analysis seeks to examine and evaluate mechanisms and approaches to increase harmonization and/or coordination among state RPS programs as well as the merits and challenges they present.

Shaking Up the Residential PV Markets: Implications of Recent Changes to the ITC

November 1, 2008

This report examines the implications of changes to the residential solar ITC. This paper is part of a series of clean energy fund case studies prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Clean Energy States Alliance.

U.S. State Solar Policy Trends: New State Initiatives

July 29, 2008

This presentation reviews the U.S. solar market and solar trends.

State Solar Policy Initiatives: Recent Development and Lessons Learned

May 8, 2008

This presentation reviews state policies and trends in solar installations.

Mainstreaming Solar Electricity: Strategies for States to Build Local Markets

April 1, 2008

This report describes the key policies and program strategies that have emerged as effective tools for states to advance widespread solar deployment.

Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Solar Energy

March 11, 2008

This presentation reviews state support of solar initiatives and incentive programs and the major policy tools states are using to advance solar energy.

Property Tax Assessments as a Finance Vehicle for Residential PV Installations: Opportunities and Potential Limitations

February 1, 2008

This LBNL-CESA Case Study describes the mechanics of a new type of PV financing program recently proposed by the City of Berkeley that offers its residents the ability to utilize increased property tax assessments as a means of repaying over time the up-front cost of installing PV systems.