Comparative Analysis of Three Proposed Federal Renewable Electricity Standards

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This paper analyzes potential impacts of proposed national renewable electricity standard (RES) legislation. An RES is a mandate requiring certain electricity retailers to provide a minimum share of their electricity sales from qualifying renewable power generation. The analysis focuses on draft bills introduced individually by Senator Jeff Bingaman and Representative Edward Markey, and jointlyby Representative Henry Waxman and Markey. The analysis uses NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to evaluate the impacts of the proposed RES requirements on the U.S. energy sector in four scenarios.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages30
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-45877


  • generation capacity
  • National Energy Modeling System
  • NEMS
  • NREL
  • RECS
  • ReEDS
  • regional energy deployment system model
  • renewable electricity standards
  • renewable energy certificates
  • renewable portfolio standard
  • RES
  • RPS


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