Project Director: Warren Leon, Senior Advisor
Contact: Warren Leon, WLeon@cleanegroup.org
The State-Federal RPS Collaborative, a joint project of CESA's States Advancing RPS project and Clean Energy Group, was established to advance dialogue and cooperation among a broad network of state government officials and NGO experts. The State-Federal RPS Collaborative is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Energy Foundation.
The Collaborative provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and lessons learned regarding the implementation of state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies and the marketing of RECs or renewable energy credits across the U.S. The Collaborative provides an opportunity for participants to learn about and discuss other factors that impact the realization of RPS targets, e.g., transmission, greenhouse gas reduction initiatives, and the potential for a federal RPS or Clean Energy Standard (CES) in 2011. Finally, the Collaborative, via CESA staff, provides technical assistance to those states in the process of implementing an RPS as well as those that are considering passing RPS legislation.
Renewable portfolio standards are an important tool that 29 states have established to encourage clean energy investment in the U.S. CESA members have an important stake in the success of these new laws as the state clean energy fund programs are sometimes the implementation agencies for RPS mandates. In other cases, the funds play a critical role in addressing the implementation challenges involved with RPS requirements and filling key market gaps.
If you are interested in joining the Collaborative, please contact Warren Leon at WLeon@cleanegroup.org.