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A Comparative Analysis of Three Proposed Federal Renewable Electricity Standards

DescriptionThis paper analyzes potential impacts of proposed national renewable electricity standard (RES) legislation. An RES is a mandate requiring certain electricity retailers to provide a minimum share of their electricity sales from qualifying renewable power generation. The analysis focuses on draft bills introduced individually by Senator Jeff Bingaman and Representative Edward Markey, and jointly by Representative Henry Waxman and Markey. The analysis uses NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to evaluate the impacts of the proposed RES requirements on the U.S. energy sector in four scenarios.
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Product TypeReport/Plans
Num of Pages30
Document SizePDF 740 KB
First Received11/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
Program NameEnergy Analysis
Keywordsrenewable portfolio standard; RPS; Regional Energy Deployment System model; ReEDS; renewable energy certificates; RECs; generation capacity; National Energy Modeling System; NEMS; renewable electricity standard; RES
Print Date5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Product ID5257
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