Renewable Energy Resources Committee Report
ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources
288 RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES 2008 Annual Report1 Many states have set standards requiring that a portion of the electricity sold by its utilities be generated from renewable sources. These requirements are often called “renewable portfolio standards” (RPS). The standards and definitions of renewable energy vary from state to state. During 2008, many states adopted or modified their RPS standards. To date, there are no federal RPS standards, but the Obama Biden Energy Plan calls for 10% of U.S...