Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard

Jeffrey Logan

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This paper provides a preliminary analysis of the impacts of a proposed 20% national renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by 2021, which has been advanced in the U.S. Congress by Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico. The paper was prepared before the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on February 17, 2009, and thus does not consider important changesin renewable energy (RE) policy that need to be addressed in follow-on analysis. We use NREL's Regional Energy Deployment System (ReEDS) model to evaluate the impacts of the RPS requirements on the energy sector and consider design issues associated with renewable energy certificate (REC) trading markets.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2009

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-45161


  • federal 20% rps
  • generation capacity
  • National Energy Modeling System
  • NEMS
  • NREL
  • RECS
  • ReEDS
  • regional energy deployment system model
  • renewable energy certificates
  • renewable portfolio standard
  • RPS


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