New paper explores how a new US RES can be designed effectively

A new paper released by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati assesses how US policymakers can most effectively design a federal high-penetration renewable energy standard (RES) that enhances grid reliability, creates American jobs, and increases American economic competitiveness globally.
New paper explores how a new US RES can be designed effectively

The new white paper, Enacting a Federal High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard: Building on Proposals to Date and Addressing Important Additional Considerations, makes the case for a federal high-penetration RES that embraces the following key features:

Qualifying technologies should, at a minimum, include wind, solar, hydropower, ocean, tidal, hydrokinetic and geothermal energy.

The required percentage of compliant electricity should be at least 50 percent, on a timeline consistent with climate commitments, recommendations from scientific experts, and other policy goals.

Alternative Compliance Payments (ACPs) and penalties should be sufficient to achieve RES objectives.

A federal high-penetration RES should build upon, and not preempt, successful state renewable energy standards.

The new report also addresses additional issues for consideration when designing a comprehensive federal high-penetration RES, including:

Grid reliability and resilience

Stranded asset costs

The need for expanded transmission and energy storage technologies

The importance of a socioeconomically fair transition

Complementary policies, like carbon pricing and a technology-neutral tax credit.

“The renewable sector is booming already, but if we’re going to mitigate the harmful impacts of climate change, America needs to dramatically increase the pace of renewable energy deployment, and federal leadership will be key” said ACORE President and CEO Gregory Wetstone. “A renewable energy standard is a proven, straightforward approach that can help America accelerate its transition to a renewable energy economy.”

Tim Cronin, an attorney with the energy and infrastructure practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, added that ten states, more than 100 cities, and over 150 of America’s largest companies have already committed to transitioning to 100 percent emission-free electricity and that the United States can bolster and build upon those commitments by enacting a federal standard for this inevitable transition that benefits energy consumers and ensures economic opportunity for communities.

For additional information:

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Paper: Enacting a Federal High-Penetration Renewable Energy Standard

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