A clean energy standard (CES) is a market-based, technology-neutral portfolio standard that requires a certain percentage of retail electricity sales come from non- or low-emitting sources. A CES can be a politically favorable and cost-effective alternative to pricing carbon in the electricity sector. This issue brief explores the options available for policymakers to implement a CES at the state or federal level based on previous attempts, optimal design, and current political opportunities.
Testimony and Public Comments
Testimony to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: The Electricity Sector in a Changing Climate
Reducing Risk in Merchant Wind and Solar Projects through Financial Hedges
We explore the risks and costs of financial hedges in renewable energy.
Workshops & Seminars