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Author McLaren, Joyce.

Title Southeast regional clean energy policy analysis [electronic resource] / Joyce McLaren.

Imprint Golden, Colo. : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2011]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-49192    ---  Available
Edition Rev. Apr. 2011.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 99 p.) : col. ill., col. maps.
Series NREL/TP ; 6A20-49192
NREL/TP ; 6 A 20-49192.
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Note Title from title screen (viewed February 7, 2011).
"The following figures and tables were replaced: Page vii, Figure ES-2 Page ix, Table ES-1 Page 12, Table 1 Page 20, Figure 10 Page 51, Table 11 Page 52, Figure 18"--Errata Sheet, p. 2.
Originally published January 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 88-94).
Summary More than half of the electricity produced in the southeastern states is fueled by coal. Although the region produces some coal, most of the states depend heavily on coal imports. Many of the region's aging coal power facilities are planned for retirement within the next 20 years. However, estimates indicate that a 20% increase in capacity is needed over that time to meet the rapidly growing demand. The most common incentives for energy efficiency in the Southeast are loans and rebates; however, total public spending on energy efficiency is limited. The most common state-level policies to support renewable energy development are personal and corporate tax incentives and loans. The region produced 1.8% of the electricity from renewable resources other than conventional hydroelectricity in 2009, half of the national average. There is significant potential for development of a biomass market in the region, as well as use of local wind, solar, methane-to-energy, small hydro, and combined heat and power resources. Options are offered for expanding and strengthening state-level policies such as decoupling, integrated resource planning, building codes, net metering, and interconnection standards to support further clean energy development. Benefits would include energy security, job creation, insurance against price fluctuations, increased value of marginal lands, and local and global environmental paybacks.
Funding DE-AC36-08GO28308 IGST.0102
Subject Energy policy -- Southern States.
Renewable energy sources -- Southern States.
Energy consumption -- Southern States.
Added Author National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-03 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.16:NREL/TP-6 A 20-49192

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