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State Policies Provide Critical Support for Renewable Electricity

Growth in renewable energy in the U.S. over the past decade has been propelled by a number of forces, including rising fossil fuel prices, environmental concerns, and policy support at the state and federal levels. In this article, we review and discuss what are arguably the two most important types of state policies for supporting electricity generation from geothermal and other forms of renewable energy: renewables portfolio standards and utility integrated resource planning requirements.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-04-20 15:26:43
Description Growth in renewable energy in the U.S. over the past decade has been propelled by a number of forces, including rising fossil fuel prices, environmental concerns, and policy support at the state and federal levels. In this article, we review and discuss what are arguably the two most important types of state policies for supporting electricity generation from geothermal and other forms of renewable energy: renewables portfolio standards and utility integrated resource planning requirements.
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Source Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Date Of Record Creation 2010-04-20 15:13:21
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Date Last Modified 2010-04-20 15:26:43
Creator Barbose, G., Wiser, R., Bolinger, M.
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-04-20 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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