Renewable Energy

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Expand and Extend: Multiple states double down on their RPS programs, but will obstacles emerge?

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) now exist in 29 states plus the District of Columbia. Thus far, all states have been able to meet their rising targets, albeit by very different compliance mechanisms. The seeming success of the programs has driven the more recent trend of states extending and expanding their RPS objectives, measures that have […]

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The Obvious but Critical Question: What happens to renewable energy under President Trump?

After eight years of steadfast support from the Obama administration, President-elect Trump and the Republican-led Congress appear eager to reduce or wholly eliminate various federal climate change efforts. This will negatively impact renewable energy development, but key support mechanisms will remain in place. Regardless, under the new administration, state-level incentives will emerge as the primary […]

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NERC publishes CPP Reliability Assessment based on EVA Modeling Results

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) completed an assessment on the potential risks to reliability resulting from the proposed Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. NERC’s CPP reliability assessment modeled scenarios focused on evaluating generation and transmission adequacy and potential reliability impacts.  Energy Ventures Analysis with its stellar AURORAxmp power modeling capabilities was chosen […]

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