NEPOOL Market Update

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks Market Research Briefs

There has been continued year-on-year supply growth in the NEPOOL Class I REC market across all states and almost all technologies. The following report explores the resulting supply and demand fundamentals as well as the potential impact of recent policy announcements on this particular market.

Will Offshore Wind Blow the Competition Away in the U.S. Fuel Mix?

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks Market Research Briefs

Declining costs and increasing efficiency are the two main catalysts driving offshore wind deployment globally, but development in the U.S. has been limited. In part, this is due to the lack of domestic supply chain for most offshore wind project components as well as an unclear understanding of the economic value of the technology and its competitiveness in comparison to alternative onshore renewable resources.

Nonetheless, a number of states have recently established mandates to procure energy from offshore wind projects, aiming for a diversified zero emissions energy portfolio. This report offers a glance into several different state’s offshore wind programs.

The Future is Bright for Pennsylvania Solar: 15 Strategies to Reach 10% by 2030

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks Market Research Briefs

On July 10, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future, a draft plan illustrating various policy strategies to accomplish the state’s target to fulfill 10% of electricity consumption from in-state solar generation resources by 2030. The following report provides a summary of the options proposed in the plan.

Nevada RPS Expansion on the Ballot this November

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks Market Research Briefs

The following report provides a monthly summary of proposed and recently enacted legislative and regulatory policy affecting the renewable energy markets in the United States. It also serves as the first iteration of a Karbone renewable energy policy commentary series. The series will be updated regularly on a monthly basis.

Lead by Example? Hurdles Facing a More Renewable Grid in California

Ali Shajrawi, Liam Brooks, John Nimmons Market Research Briefs

Under Governor Jerry Brown, California has rarely foregone an opportunity to demonstrate leadership when it comes to aggressive renewable energy policies. So why did California’s landmark Senate Bill (SB) 100 to accelerate and expand California’s RPS targets fail?

A combination of concerns among the state’s investor-owned utilities about potential rate, cost allocation and competitive impacts, and diffuse opposition from their labor unions, appears to be to blame. Karbone has co-authored this update with John Nimmons, an attorney with long experience in California energy law and policy, to round up the most recent legislative session and address key topics of emerging interest to the market.