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Department of Energy Issues Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation

April 21, 2014

New NREL Study Examines Production Tax Credit Implications

April 21, 2014

ACORE Publishes Renewable Energy Outlook Report

April 21, 2014

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Clean Energy Solutions Center Webinar: The State of Play of the Global Wind Industry and a Five-Year Projection

April 28, 2014

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Webinar: The 2014 Farm Bill's Renewable Energy for America Program

May 21, 2014

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Implications of a PTC Extension on U.S. Wind Deployment

April 1, 2014

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Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards (RPSs) are requirements for sellers of electricity to retail customers to include in their supply portfolio a specified fraction of eligible renewable energy. In New England, all the states have adopted such standards: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont (although Vermont's renewable energy goals are not binding). Each state treats wind as an eligible resource, and all states require increasing percentages of renewable energy supply over time. Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards policies in Massachusetts and Connecticut represent the greatest potential to spur the development of new wind power in New England due to their population densities (compared to the rest of New England) and aggressive Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards targets.

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