News & Events

New Berkeley Lab annual report on state RPS policies

7/24/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report, an annual report by Berkeley Lab reviewing key trends in state renewables portfolio standards (RPS).

New study on the costs, benefits, and impacts of state RPS programs

1/25/2017

The EMP Group is pleased to announce a new study, A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards, conducted jointly by Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This is the third in a series of reports exploring the potential costs, benefits, and other impacts of state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Prior studies in the series have examined the historical effects of RPS programs. This new report, instead, evaluates RPS policies prospectively, under both a continuation of existing policies as well as possible expansions.

Webinar: Prospective Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards: Analysis Highlights

Event Date: 1/9/2017 11:00am

To coincide with the release of a new study, A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards, Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a webinar on Monday, January 9, 2017 summarizing key findings from the report. 

Latest RPS Report highlighted on Greentech Media

1/1/2016

State renewable portfolio standards, the key policies driving renewable power growth across the United States, are under attack from opponents who say they increase electricity costs for consumers.

ClimateWire: What do renewable portfolio standards cost states? Not a lot, national labs say

6/1/2014

For over a decade, state renewable portfolio standards (RPSs) have been a major driver of clean energy in the United States. They've fed the growth of solar and wind power even in the absence of federal climate policy and laid some of the foundations on which U.S. EPA's proposed carbon rule for existing power plants builds.

New Report: Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards

5/1/2014

The Electricity Markets and Policy Group is pleased to announce the release of a new report, authored jointly by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and entitled, “A Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards.”

Webinar: Renewable Portfolio Standards: Status, Opportunities, and Threats

11/1/2013

Galen Barbose, Principle Scientific Engineering Associate of LBNL, and Rick Umoff, Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Manager of SEIA’s State Affairs team, presented an in-depth look at the current status of RPS policies. Galen Barbose  led a data-driven discussion focused on RPS compliance levels, the impact on solar and distributed generation, and lessons learned from RPS policies thus far. Rick Umoff identified opportunities and threats related to RPS policies, updating members on SEIA’s approach and discussing how members can make an impact.

RPS Webinar: Solar Valuation in Utility Planning Studies

1/1/2013

This webinar was presented by the Clean Energy States Alliance and featured Andrew Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) discussing new research on solar valuation that he and his colleague, Ryan Wiser, have recently published.