Berkeley Lab report shows RPS policies still pushing states toward renewables

By Kathie Zipp Berkeley Lab has released its U.S. Renewables Portfolio Standards: 2017 Annual Status Report, an annual report reviewing key trends in state renewables portfolio standards (RPS).

Key trends highlighted in the report include the following:
Evolution of state RPS programs: Significant RPS-related policy revisions since the start of 2016 include increased RPS targets in DC, MD, MI, NY, RI, and OR; requirements for new wind and solar projects and other major reforms to the RPS procurement process in IL; and a new offshore wind carve-out and solar procurement program in MA.
Historical impacts on renewables development: Roughly half of all growth in U.S. renewable

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