Renewable Portfolio Standards: Effectively Increasing Renewables

Posted by Amy Guinan

Jun 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Renewable Portfolio Standards - A good thing

Across the country, states have been proactive in adopting or increasing their renewable portfolio standards (RPS).  The RPS is an effective tool for spurring consumer demand as it mandates that utilities offer incentives for renewables and encourages a mix of energy options. Coupled with federal incentives such as the Investment Tax Credit, an RPS is a very powerful mechanism for increasing renewables.

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Illinois Law Boosts Solar Share of Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 19, 2010 10:47:00 AM

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law August 17 requiring power utilities to get 6 percent of their energy from solar in 2015 and every year thereafter.

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