renewable portfolio standards (rps)

The Future of RPS Policies

February 5, 2016 by Alex Gilbert

Future RPS Policies

State renewable portfolio standards are widely recognized for their critical role in driving renewable energy growth. However, their full impacts on future renewable energy development have not been fully recognized, even by key government agencies.[read more]

State RPSs Central to Renewable Energy Growth

February 4, 2016 by Alex Gilbert

RPSs and Energy Growth

Federal energy policy developments received a significant amount of attention in 2015: The Clean Power Plan and renewable energy tax credits dominated headlines. However, this focus on national issues tends to obscure critical actions at the local and state levels that are just as important for energy systems.[read more]

National Lab Shows RPS Pays Off at Low Cost

June 16, 2014 by Tom Plant

Renewable Portfolio Standards and Costs

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have been tremendously successful in driving both renewable energy investment and deployment of renewable resources in the U.S. Two-thirds of all non-hydro renewable capacity additions since 1998 have happened in states with RPS policies.[read more]

Michigan and New York Renewable Portfolio Standards Add Jobs and Revive Economic Growth

November 13, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

State Renewable Portfolio Standards


The policy known as the Renewable Portfolio Standard, whereby retail electricity providers are mandated to meet a share of sales from the competitive procurement of clean and renewable energy is proving successful at deploying renewable generation at the state level.[read more]

Forget Tar Sands: Canadian Hydropower Can Help US

March 1, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Canadian Hydropower

Canadian hydropower has contributed to America’s clean energy economy, and has the potential to provide our nation with more clean energy. How can Canada and the United States strengthen this relationship?[read more]

When Too Much (Solar) Success Is a Bad Thing

August 25, 2011 by Scott Edward Anderson

New Jersey is known as the "Garden State," but drive through it these days and you see a different kind of harvest: solar energy. You'll find solar panels on large suburban homes and apartment complexes, solar panels on many of the light poles, solar panels on large warehouse facilities, and box stores. There's even a 7,000-panel, 1.4-...[read more]

SRECs to Rescue Solar Power?

May 18, 2010 by David Levy

A few weeks ago I ran into David Weinberg, President of Apogee Solar, a solar energy developer in Connecticut and Massachusetts. I was intrigued by his company’s business pitch: to provide solar installations at no up-front cost to customers and then enter a long-term agreement to sell power to the customer at a heavily discounted price...[read more]