Policies for Clean Energy

We work with state and local policymakers, regulators, and local partners to identify and evaluate policy changes that encourage the efficient production and use of energy - including energy recycling, combined heat and power, waste energy recovery, and district energy. Modernizing key energy-related policies will pave the way for new clean energy projects. Some states have made progress on these issues and have seen the benefits; others still have a ways to go. A few of the most important issues to address are as follows:

Interconnection

Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)

Standby Rates and Backup Rates

Output-based Emissions Regulations

Output-based CO2 Allowances

Inclusion in Portfolio Standards

Utility Least Cost Planning & Integrated Resource

Revising the Ban on Private Wires

Decoupling Utility Revenues from Throughput

Tax Treatment

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