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


Golove, William H, Mark Bolinger, and Ryan H Wiser. Purchasing Renewable Energy: A Guidebook for Federal Agencies. Berkeley: LBNL, 2000. LBNL-46766.


Wiser, Ryan H, Jeff Fang, Kevin Porter, and Ashley Houston. Green Power Marketing in Retail Competition: An Early Assessment. Berkeley: LBNL, 1999. LBNL-42286.


Wiser, Ryan H, Steven J Pickle, and Joseph H Eto. "Details, Details . . . The Impact of Market Rules on Emerging "Green" Energy Markets." ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Berkeley: LBNL, 1998. 17. LBNL-41812.
Wiser, Ryan H, and Steven J Pickle. Selling Green Power in California: Product, Industry, and Market Trends. Berkeley: LBNL, 1998. LBNL-41807.


Wiser, Ryan H, and Steven J Pickle. Financing Investments in Renewable Energy: The Role of Policy Design and Restructuring. Berkeley: lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1997. LBNL-39826.



Vine, Edward L. Utility Residential New Construction Programs: Going Beyond the Code. Berkeley: LBNL, 1995. LBL-36603.