Comments on CPUC Energy Division Staff White Paper on Implementing GHG Planning Targets in the Integrated Resource Planning Process (Proceeding R.16-02-007)

Comments on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Division Staff’s White Paper on Implementing GHG Planning Targets in the IRP Process. Comments are focused on Question for Parties no. 6, the methodologies for developing and reporting against GHG planning targets and the relevance of other methodologies/protocols developed for other state programs, and the treatment …

Comments in response to the October 21, 2016 California Cap-and-Trade Regulation Amendments Workshop

CRS comments regarding potential 2016 amendments to the California Cap-and-Trade Regulation discussed at the workshop held on October 21, 2016. Comments focus on post-2020 allowance allocation to Electrical Distribution Utilities (EDUs) and, in particular, on Staff’s most recent proposal regarding the RPS Adjustment, included in the Post-2020 Electrical Distribution Utility Allocation Informal Proposal. Comments also …

Best Practices for Marketing Community Solar Programs

A handout given out at the 2018 Solar Power International conference that offers guidance for developers marketing community solar programs to retail customers, including best practices, example marketing statements, and case studies.

2015 Green-e Verification Report

Results and analysis of the 2015 reporting year for the Green‑e certification program. Green‐e Energy certified retail sales reached over 44 million megawatt‐hours (MWh) in 2015, the highest number of certified retail MWh in Green-e history and equivalent to over 1.2% of the total U.S. electricity mix.

Comments to the New York Public Service Commission in Response to Notice Soliciting Comments on Request for Clarification Issued September 12, 2016

Comments on the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA’s) petition requesting clarification regarding the status of attributes associated with NY-Sun and other Customer-Sited Tier (CST) projects in light of the Clean Energy Standard (CES) Order’s filing requirements requesting NYSERDA to publish the number of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) that will be available …

Voluntary Renewable Energy Set-Asides For Mass-Based State Plans

An exploration of how mass-based states under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan can avoid damaging the voluntary market for renewable energy through careful plan design that ensures the impact of voluntary demand for and private investment in renewable energy.