Research and Markets: Analyzing Renewable Portfolio Standards in the US 2013

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Renewable Portfolio Standards in the US" report to their offering.

A renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is a regulatory policy that requires the increased production of energy from renewable resources, such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal.

The RPS mechanism generally places an obligation on electricity supply companies to produce a specified fraction of their electricity from renewable energy sources. Certified renewable energy generators earn certificates for every unit of electricity they produce and can sell these along with their electricity to supply companies. Supply companies then pass the certificates to some form of regulatory body to demonstrate their compliance with their regulatory obligations. Because it is a market standard, the RPS relies almost entirely on the private market for its implementation. Those supporting the adoption of RPS mechanisms claim that market implementation will result in competition, efficiency and innovation that will deliver renewable energy at the lowest possible cost, allowing renewable energy to compete with cheaper fossil fuel energy sources.

The report talks about the importance of the RPS in today's energy hungry world. The report gives basic information about RPS, the mechanism on which RPS is based on, the various RPS policies being implemented in states across the US, and also takes a look at the federal RPS policy.

The report further analyzes the importance of the RPS as a macroeconomic, foreign, and technological policy. Case studies of various states, and the RPS policies in many states across the US is given in the report. The role of renewable energy certificates in the entire system is also touched upon.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. Looking at Renewables

C. Introduction to Renewable Portfolio Standard

D. Issues in US RPS Design

E. Macroeconomic Benefits of an RPS

F. Implementing RPS as a Foreign & Technological Policy

G. Managing Risk through RPS

H. Tapping into Renewable Energy Resources

I. Geographical Eligibility of RPS

J. State RPS Experiences

K. RPS Design Trends

L. RPS Provisions for Solar Energy

M. RPS & the Securing of Project Financing

N. Regulatory Framework and the RPS

O. RPS in States

P. Case Study: RPS in Texas

Q. Case Study: RPS in Massachusetts

R. Case Study: RPS in Nevada

S. Case Study: RPS in Pennsylvania

T. Case Study: RPS in Colorado

U. Future Impact of RPS Policies

V. Issues & Opportunities for RPS

W. Appendix

X. Glossary of Terms

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Environmental