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  • CRS Annual Report 2004
  • Author: CRS Staff
  • Published: August 17th, 2005| Report | 26 Pages
  • This report contains the activities and financial reporting documents for 2004.

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  • International Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy: Lessons for Public Policy
  • Author: David Clement, Matthew Lehman, Jan Hamrin, Ryan Wiser
  • Published: June 17th, 2005| Report | 27 Pages
  • Discusses a variety of tax incentives introduced as policy tools in 29 countries and 35 US states, offering lessons based on international experience with these tax incentive programs. Prepared for the Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program.

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  • A Review of International Experience with Policies to Promote Wind Power Industry Development
  • Author: Joanna Lewis, Ryan Wiser
  • Published: March 10th, 2005| Report | 70 Pages
  • Explores the motivations behind establishing a local wind power industry, and the paths that different countries have taken to develop indigenous large wind turbine manufacturing industries within their borders. Includes a series of detailed country case studies showing how 12 different countries have sought successfully or unsuccessfully to encourage local wind turbine manufacturing. Identifies lessons …

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  • Renewable Energy Law The People’s Republic of China
  • Author: Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress
  • Published: February 28th, 2005| Other | 10 Pages
  • Text of a 2005 Chinese act proposing “to promote the development and utilization of renewable energy, increase energy supply, improve the energy structure, safeguard energy security, protect the environment, and realize the sustainable development of the economy and society.”

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  • The Need For Green-e Certification And Verification In An Era Of Renewable Energy Tracking Systems
  • Author: Dan Lieberman
  • Published: March 1st, 2004| Report | 11 Pages
  • The question has been raised about the need for Green-e certification and verification in regions where tracking systems are in place. Is Green-e still relevant in an era when each unit of renewable energy is identified and tracked from generation to retirement? This document provides a discussion of the comparative functions of tracking systems and …

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  • Tradable Renewable Certificates and Emissions Values: The CRS Perspective on Best Practices in Marketing
  • Author: Dan Lieberman
  • Published: March 1st, 2004| Report | 6 Pages
  • Brief on the issue of “disaggregated” Trade Renewable Certificates (TRCs) [also known as Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)]. Because there is both a TRC market and an emissions credit market, there emerges the possibility for confusion in the accounting of ultimate environmental benefit. TRCs that have had their discrete emisssions values separated and sold individually, the …

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  • The Current Status of Renewable Energy Certificate Tracking Systems in North America
  • Author: Meredith Wingate, Matthew Lehman
  • Published: December 1st, 2003| Report | 17 Pages
  • Discusses and compares the existing or proposed Renewable Energy Credits (REC) tracking systems in North America and introduces the North American Association of Issuing Bodies (NAAIB), an institution that will help network renewable certificate tracking bodies in North America.

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  • North American Association of Issuing Bodies Conceptual Model
  • Author: Center for Resource Solutions
  • Published: September 1st, 2003| Report | 3 Pages
  • Proposes the formation of an organization for the central tracking of renewables certificates in North America, and makes recommendations for the structure and responsibilities of such a body. The overarching goal of such an organization will be to facilitate the creation of the minimum standards and protocols that ensure compatibility between systems issuing and tracking …

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