Congress got it wrong: the case for a national Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and implications for policy

Sovacool, Benjamin K and Cooper, Christopher (2008) Congress got it wrong: the case for a national Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and implications for policy. Environmental and Energy Law and Policy Journal, 3 (1). pp. 85-148. ISSN 1932-670X

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Abstract

Reliance on state-based action fosters uncertain regulatory environments for potential investors and creates inherent inequities between ratepayers in some states that are paying for “free riders” in others. Unlike previous studies concerning a national RPS, this note does not attempt to make the case for RPS as a particular policy mechanism, nor does it focus exclusively on the benefits of renewable energy. Rather, it compares the benefits of a federal RPS versus a patchwork of state-based RPS policies.

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Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 10:07
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 09:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58118
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