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RENEWABLES LEGISLATION

2014 State Legislatures logoThe State Legislatures article, “Renewable Energy Mandates on Front Burner,” explores how renewable energy continues to be a hot topic in legislatures. This article provides an overview of state action on Renewable Portfolio Standards in 2013. Thirty states considered a wide variety of bills last year on Renewable Portfolio Standards.

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DISRUPTIVE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES

house with solar and windAdvances in technology are fueling dramatic strides in efficiency, natural gas extraction, locally generated energy and smart grid technologies, altering how policymakers, utilities and energy businesses approach all aspects of the industry, from production and delivery to regulation. This State Legislatures Magazine article explores this energy revolution and what it means for consumers, utilities and policymakers.

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RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS

windmillsThis "State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Goals " chart shows state activity in adopting or increasing renewable electricity standards and voluntary goals that require utilities, municipalities and electric cooperatives to sell a specified percentage or amount of renewable electricity. Twenty-nine states, Washington, D.C., and two territories have adopted an RPS, while eight states and two territories have set renewable energy goals.

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MAY WEBINARS

Webinar logoPlease join us for two free webinars in May, “A Question of Equity: Net Metering and the Costs and Benefits of Rooftop Solar” and “The Rise of Renewables: Integration Challenges and Opportunities,” exploring the impacts of increasing amounts of renewable energy on the electric grid and utilities.

View a recording and presentations from our March webinar, “A Cost-Benefit Look at Renewable Energy Standards.”

OVERVIEW

Renewable energy resources, including solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and ocean technologies, play an increasingly important role in providing energy to power today’s modern economy. As renewable energy technologies’ share of the energy mix grows, lawmakers are seeking innovative ways to meet integration and technological challenges while continuing to harvest the Earth’s inexhaustible resources.

 

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