A matter of stability and equity: the case for federal action on renewable portfolio standards in the U.S

Sovacool, Benjamin (2008) A matter of stability and equity: the case for federal action on renewable portfolio standards in the U.S. Energy and Environment, 19 (2). pp. 241-261. ISSN 0958-305X

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Abstract

Renewable portfolio standards (RPS) are a relatively novel way to promote renewable energy projects in the United States. Though more than half the states and the District of Columbia have taken the lead in mandating some form of RPS, none of the existing state programs are alike. The author proposes federal action to fix many of the problems plaguing individual state RPS programs and to persuade national policymakers, industries, and consumers to make a long-term commitment to renewable energy. If implemented properly, a nation-wide RPS could lower electricity rates for many consumers and utilities and may even induce more diversification in the electric utility industry.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 10:31
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 09:13
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58129
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