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Title: A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards

Abstract

This report, the second in the series, analyzes historical benefits and impacts of all state RPS policies, in aggregate, employing a consistent and well-vetted set of methods and data sets. The analysis focuses on three specific benefits: greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and water use. It also analyzes three other impacts: gross job additions, wholesale electricity market price suppression, and natural gas price suppression. These are an important subset, but by no means a comprehensive set, of all possible effects associated with RPS policies. These benefits and impacts are also subject to many uncertainties, which are described and, to the extent possible, quantified within the report.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1373276
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1003961
ir:1003961
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Wiser, Ryan H., Barbose, Galen, Heeter, Jenny, Mai, Trieu, Bird, Lori, Bolinger, Mark, Carpenter, Alberta, Heath, Garvin, Keyser, David, Macknick, Jordan, Mills, Andrew, and Millstein, Dev. A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1373276.
Wiser, Ryan H., Barbose, Galen, Heeter, Jenny, Mai, Trieu, Bird, Lori, Bolinger, Mark, Carpenter, Alberta, Heath, Garvin, Keyser, David, Macknick, Jordan, Mills, Andrew, & Millstein, Dev. A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards. United States. doi:10.2172/1373276.
Wiser, Ryan H., Barbose, Galen, Heeter, Jenny, Mai, Trieu, Bird, Lori, Bolinger, Mark, Carpenter, Alberta, Heath, Garvin, Keyser, David, Macknick, Jordan, Mills, Andrew, and Millstein, Dev. Mon . "A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards". United States. doi:10.2172/1373276. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1373276.
@article{osti_1373276,
title = {A Retrospective Analysis of the Benefits and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards},
author = {Wiser, Ryan H. and Barbose, Galen and Heeter, Jenny and Mai, Trieu and Bird, Lori and Bolinger, Mark and Carpenter, Alberta and Heath, Garvin and Keyser, David and Macknick, Jordan and Mills, Andrew and Millstein, Dev},
abstractNote = {This report, the second in the series, analyzes historical benefits and impacts of all state RPS policies, in aggregate, employing a consistent and well-vetted set of methods and data sets. The analysis focuses on three specific benefits: greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, and water use. It also analyzes three other impacts: gross job additions, wholesale electricity market price suppression, and natural gas price suppression. These are an important subset, but by no means a comprehensive set, of all possible effects associated with RPS policies. These benefits and impacts are also subject to many uncertainties, which are described and, to the extent possible, quantified within the report.},
doi = {10.2172/1373276},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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