30 May '14, 10pm

New study examines costs of complying with state renewable energy standards @NREL

News Release NR-2414 Report Reviews Estimates of Costs and Benefits of Compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards to Date May 30, 2014 A new report, prepared by analysts from the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), reviews estimates of the costs and benefits of compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the United States and explores how costs and benefits may evolve over time. “A Survey of State-Level Cost and Benefit Estimates of Renewable Portfolio Standards ,” reviews recent estimated RPS costs for most states, but finds that a lack of benefits estimates and methodological differences limit the ability to directly compare benefits and costs. Such estimates can inform policymaker assessments of existing RPS policies, modifications to existing policies, and potential new policies...

Full article: http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2014/11364.html

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