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  • Utility Procurement Study: Solar Electricity in the Utility Market
  • Author: Mike Taylor, Frederick Morse, Cynthia Hunt Jaehne, Mark McGree, Bud Beebe, Arthur O'Donnell, Ray Dracker, Andreas Karelas, Andrew Nourafshan
  • Published: December 1st, 2008| Report | 17 Pages
  • SEPA’s new report addresses utilities’ acquisition of large-scale solar, which currently occurs primarily through requests for proposals (RFPs) and subsequent power purchase agreement (PPA) contracts. This report draws best practices from both the utility and solar industries, and provides education and insights for both parties that can lower costs, improve expectations, and streamline efficiency. Additionally, …

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  • Treatment of Environmental Attributes Across Tracking Systems
  • Author: CRS and ETNNA
  • Published: November 25th, 2008| Report | 14 Pages
  • This paper is intended to provide guidance for tracking systems that would like to create uniformity in the treatment of environmental attributes associated with RECs in a manner that meets the needs of all state RPS programs and other compliance markets as well as the needs of the voluntary REC market. There are several opportunities …

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  • CRS Comments on Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan
  • Author: Arthur O'Donnell
  • Published: August 1st, 2008| Comment | 3 Pages
  • These comments detail and explain several issues concerning the unintended impacts an emissions cap could have on the voluntary renewable energy market, as well as disincentives it could impose on energy efficiency efforts voluntarily undertaken by citizens and business. The comments additionally presents ideas on how some of these issues can be effectively addressed in …

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  • Tracking Environmental Attributes: A Discussion Paper
  • Author: CRS and ETNNA
  • Published: April 14th, 2008| Document | 10 Pages
  • The differences in renewable energy certificate (REC) definitions, information, and tracking capability are problematic for a liquid market, can create confusion, or possibly create opportunities for fraud. This paper focuses on the question of how RECs are defined by different tracking systems, and examines options for harmonizing RECs among tracking systems.

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  • Green-e Marketplace 2007 Survey Results
  • Author: Green-e Marketplace
  • Published: January 1st, 2008| Report | 6 Pages
  • In December of 2007, the Green-e Marketplace team conducted a survey of all current program participants to gather information to help us enhance the understanding of what drew clients to Green-e and what their current and future plans for logo use are.

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  • A Review of the Potential International Trade Implications of Key Wind Power Industry Policies in China
  • Author: Joanna I. Lewis
  • Published: October 1st, 2007| Report | 13 Pages
  • This paper reviews wind power industry policies in China, investigates how similar regulations in other industries have been treated under the policies of the WTO, and assesses the likely international trade implications of the aforementioned policies in the wind sector. It concludes with a brief discussion of whether ongoing and proposed Chinese government policies to …

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  • A Comparison of Wind Power Industry Development Strategies in Spain, India and China
  • Author: Joanna I. Lewis
  • Published: July 19th, 2007| Report | 25 Pages
  • Reviews the respective policy environments for wind energy in India, China, and Spain and how these policies have influenced the rise of a major domestic wind turbine manufacturer in each national context. Examines and compares the manner in which Suzlon, Goldwind and Gamesa became domestic leaders in their respective countries’ wind industries, with a focus …

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  • Promoting Renewable Energy Sources in Portugal: Possible Implications for China
  • Author: Katrin-Dorothee Heer, Ole Langniss
  • Published: June 1st, 2007| Report | 25 Pages
  • High-level overview of the implementation costs for four renewable energy policy tools: feed-in law, public benefits fund, renewable portfolio standard, and competitive tendering process. Provides an idea of the range of administrative costs that can be expected to implement each of these policies.

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