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  • Priorities for Voluntary Renewable Energy Under the Clean Electricity Performance Program
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: September 14th, 2021| Report | 7 Pages
  • As Congress considers adoption of the Federal Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), it is important to understand the impacts on existing renewable energy markets in the U.S., particularly private investment in and use of renewable energy—the voluntary market. This policy brief from CRS’s Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP) provides an overview of the critical role …

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  • Clean Energy Baselines for Load-Serving Entities Under a Federal Clean Energy Standard
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: July 30th, 2021| Document | 11 Pages
  • Current proposals for the federal Clean Energy Standard (CES) incorporate existing renewable energy resources and may require the establishment of baselines to measure progress made by load serving entities towards compliance targets. This discussion draft, released by CRS’s Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP), evaluates several key issues for establishing baselines including the criteria used to define eligible …

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  • Measuring What an LSE Manages Under a Federal Clean Energy Standard
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: July 28th, 2021| Report | 4 Pages
  • There are many different ways to design a Federal Clean Energy Standard (CES) for the load-serving entities (LSEs) that sell and deliver electricity to end-use customers. But to implement an aggressive policy quickly, policymakers must choose metrics for measuring electricity that LSEs can meet accurately and efficiently. This policy brief explores four potential options for …

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  • CRS NewSolutions (Spring 2021)
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: May 17th, 2021| Report | 1 Pages
  • In This Issue: Policy Guidance for Clean Energy Accounting • EVs Driving Renewable Energy in Oregon • State Policy Update • Just Published • Resilient Schools Collaborative • Green-e® Renewable Fuels • Getting Started Guide for Carbon Offsets • Residual Mix Emissions Rates • Renewable Energy Markets Conference • Green-e® Marketplace Participant Spotlight • New Green-e® Participants • In the Media • Recent Events • Green-e® in Chile and Taiwan • On the Road • 5th Annual Environmental Justice Summit • Staff News

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  • Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Accounting Glossary
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: March 19th, 2021| Document | 4 Pages
  • This Glossary provides definitions of common terms used when tracking and accounting for renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with electricity, with a focus on Attributional Accounting.

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  • Data Sources: Accounting for Standard Delivery Renewable Energy
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: March 15th, 2021| Report | 11 Pages
  • Developed in 2020 to support the Accounting for Standard Delivery Renewable Energy report published under CRS’s Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP), this document explores a representative sample of data sources available for accounting for renewable energy across the U.S., including utility-specific data, Renewable Portfolio Compliance data, Residual Mix data, and grid average data. It examines …

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  • Recognition of Standard Delivery Renewable Energy in Different Programs and Standards
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: March 15th, 2021| Report | 8 Pages
  • Many voluntary standards and programs have policies around recognizing the use of renewable energy that is not actively procured by the reporting entity (Standard Delivery Renewable Energy). These policies are communicated explicitly, implicitly or in the use of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions factors. This document presents a representative summary and comparison of current program requirements …

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  • Accounting for Standard Delivery Renewable Energy
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: March 9th, 2021| Report | 13 Pages
  • Inconsistent approaches to accounting for Standard Delivery Renewable Energy—renewable energy that is not actively procured—have led to confusion for companies actively managing electricity and greenhouse gas emissions targets. In 2020, CRS facilitated a series of virtual workshops through its Clean Energy Accounting Project (CEAP) to identify areas of consensus and quantification best practices. This report …

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  • Comments on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program Electricity 2021 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Draft Rules
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: January 29th, 2021| Comment | 11 Pages
  • Comments on the Clean Fuels Program (CFP) Electricity 2021 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) and Draft Rules dated December 22, 2020 (“Draft Rules”). These comments pertain to proposed requirements for RECs and use of offsite renewable electricity in Sec. 340-253-0470(5), proposed requirements for utility renewable electricity products in Sec. 340-253-0470(7), proposed reporting and documentation requirements …

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