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  • Achieving a 33% Renewable Energy Target
  • Author: Jan Hamrin, Ray Dracker, Jennifer Martin, Ryan Wiser, Kevin Porter, David Clement, Mark Bolinger
  • Published: November 1st, 2005| Report | 181 Pages
  • The purpose of the report is to assess how to accelerate and expand the current CPUC Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and related programs to achieve the Governor’s goal of meeting 33 percent of statewide electric power supply with renewable energy by 2020. This report identifies what the CPUC can do within the scope of its …

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  • Lessons Learned for Integrating Renewables into Greenhouse Gas Trading Programs
  • Author: Center for Resource Solutions
  • Published: October 1st, 2005| Report | 21 Pages
  • Reviews the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) process and outlines lessons learned for incorporating renewable energy and specifically the voluntary renewable energy market into greenhouse cap-and-trade regimes. Draws conclusions about greenhouse gas reduction efforts in general and key elements in their success or failure.

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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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