Policy Initiatives

 
CRS continually assists lawmakers, regulators, and advocates in developing policy solutions that advance clean energy and reduce carbon emissions. We work at state, national, and international levels to ensure that policy decisions are informed with an understanding of renewable energy markets and promote the continuing growth of clean energy solutions. We continually provide lawmakers and regulators with critical information on matters impacting renewable energy markets, writing comments to trade associations, policy organizations, state public utility commissions, and government agencies.

We are also active in dozens of public processes and interactions with other sustainability organizations and government agencies to promote the use of sustainable energy, including supporting the use of renewable energy to reduce greenhouse gas impacts.

We continue to publish a number of reports and white papers that address the voluntary green power market, transparency and integrity in the voluntary carbon market, best practices for RECs and renewable energy claims, policy developments including the EPA Clean Power Plan, and other best practices and policy recommendations to support the continued development of robust renewable energy markets.

CRS manages the China Sustainable Energy Program, which provides international best practice guidance to Chinese organizations, including on distributed renewable energy generation, high-penetration renewable energy studies, wind and solar integration studies, dispatch order, and energy storage. Team members have completed projects ranging from sources of wind resource and wind forecast data, to a comparison of China’s solar PV grid codes to grid codes in Europe, to pumped storage, and the operating flexibility of ultra-high voltage direct current lines.

CRS provides a link between markets and market participants by providing educational materials and forums, including introductory sessions on renewable energy and carbon offsets at the annual Renewable Energy Markets Conference, public educational webinars throughout the year, online videos to increase public understanding of green power markets, and the in-depth resources in the Learn section on the CRS website.

Contact Us

To learn more about our policy work, contact Todd Jones, Senior Manager, Policy and Climate Change Programs, at todd.jones@resource-solutions.org or 415-561-2118.