Status Report Available on Renewables Portfolio Standards

Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia are supporting renewable

energy through renewables portfolio standards (RPS), according to a report

recently released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

According to the report, entitled Renewables Portfolio Standards in the United States: A Status Report with Data through 2007, the RPS policies

that are in place today apply to nearly 50 percent of U.S. electricity

load. The report describes the key design features of state RPS programs

and the differences among them; the kinds of renewable resources that are

benefiting from RPS, compliance information, effects on retail electricity

rates, and more.

A direct link to the PDF file of the report is available.

A PowerPoint presentation that summarizes key findings is also available.


For the next 72 hours, you can download any IREC report without having to fill out this form again!

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