27 Aug '12, 12pm

Experts Weigh In: Will California Meet Its RPS?

Experts Weigh In: Will California Meet Its RPS?

For background, a renewable portfolio standard is a law passed by the state legislature that compels all or certain utilities in that state to source a set percentage of the energy they supply to their ratepayers from renewable sources. States have various definitions of renewable sources but for the most part, wind, solar, small-scale hydropower, biomass, and geothermal energy used for electricity apply. Only some states allow thermal renewables to go towards RPS requirements like solar water heating or biomass heating and cooling but that is starting to reverse. In any case, California embarked on its most aggressive quest to employ more renewable energy than any other continental state in the nation and so far the state has done very well in meeting its goal. As of July 2012, each of the three major investor-owned utilities were showing that about 20 percent of the ener...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012...

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