Program Analysis and Assistance

The development and deployment of renewable power technologies are affected by regulations, programs and policies at the local, state and federal levels. The EMP Group:

  • Evaluates state and federal renewable energy programs and policies in terms of their implications for energy affordability, reliability, and other key metrics, including long-standing assessments and tracking of state Renewables Portfolio Standards.
  • Analyzes the impact of retail rate design and other programs on the deployment and economics of customer-sited photovoltaics, and on other electric sector stakeholders
  • Assesses the treatment of renewable energy in utility resource planning and other electric-sector planning analyses
  • Provides expert technical assistance to energy regulators and other decision-makers on renewable energy programs, policies, and regulatory issues

2005

Group, Electricity Markets an. "A Comparative Summary of State and Utility PV Buy Down Programs." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2005.

2004

Fitzgerald, Garrett, Mark Bolinger, and Ryan H Wiser. "Low-Income Renewable Energy Programs: A Survey of State Clean Energy Funds." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2004: 8.
Fitzgerald, Garrett, Ryan H Wiser, Mark Bolinger, and Allison Schumacher. "Northern Exposure: An Overview of Canadian Clean Energy Funds." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2004: 13.
Bolinger, Mark. "A Survey of State Support for Community Wind Power Development." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2004: 18.
Wiser, Ryan H. "Renewables Portfolio Standards: What Are We Learning?." NARUC Winter Conference Washington, D.C. March 9, 2004 2004.

2003

Fitzgerald, Garrett, Ryan H Wiser, and Mark Bolinger. "The Experience of State Clean Energy Funds with Tradable Renewable Certificates." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2003: 13.
Fitzgerald, Garrett, Mark Bolinger, and Ryan H Wiser. "Green Buildings: The Expanding Role of State Clean Energy Funds." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2003: 11.
Bolinger, Mark, and Ryan H Wiser. Learning by Doing: The Evolution of State Support for Photovoltaics. Berkeley: LBNL, 2003. LBNL-59238.

2002

Bolinger, Mark. "A Multi-Faceted Approach to Supporting PV in New York." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 7.
Bolinger, Mark. "A Targeted Approach to Support PV and Small Wind in Montana." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Wiser, Ryan H. "An Open-Ended Renewables RFP in Minnesota Funds Biomass and Innovative Wind Applications." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 6.
Bolinger, Mark, and Ryan H Wiser. "Information, Training, Education, Project Facilitation, and Technical Assistance in Wisconsin." Case Studies of State Support for Renewable Energy 2002: 5.

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