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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.

CESA-EESI Briefing – State Clean Energy Innovation and State-Federal Partnerships

May 22, 2013

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) held a briefing about energy innovations at the state level. The briefing investigated the significant role states are playing by implementing novel policies and effective approaches that reduce the cost of generating clean energy.

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.

A Learning Investment-based Analysis of the Economic Potential for Offshore Wind: The Case of the United States

February 28, 2013

This report provides an economic analysis of the impact of developing an entire offshore wind industry in the United States.