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Author Hurlbut, David J.

Title State clean energy practices [electronic resource] : renewable portfolio standards / David Hurlbut.

Imprint Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2008]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP-670-43512    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (i, 81 p.) : col. ill., col. map
Series NREL/TP ; 670-43512
NREL/TP ; 670-43512.
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Type Of Report Technical report.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on August 26, 2008).
"July 2008."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 15).
Summary The State Clean Energy Policies Analysis (SCEPA) project is supported by the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program within the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. This project seeks to quantify the impacts of existing state policies, and to identify crucial policy attributes and their potential applicability to other states. The goal is to assist states in determining which clean energy policies or policy portfolios will best accomplish their environmental, economic, and security goals. For example, a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandates an increase in the use of wind, solar, biomass, and other alternatives to fossil and nuclear electric generation. This paper provides a summary of the policy objectives that commonly drive the establishment of an RPS, the key issues that states have encountered in implementing an RPS, and the strategies that some of the leading states have followed to address implementation challenges. The factors that help an RPS function best generally have been explored in other analyses. This study complements others by comparing empirical outcomes, and identifying the policies that appear to have the greatest impact on results.
Funding DE-AC36-99-GO10337 IGST.8300
Subject Energy policy -- United States -- States.
Renewable energy sources -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Added Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Added Title Renewable portfolio standards
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP-670-43512

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