Renewable Energy in 2009/2010: Challenges and Opportunities (Part 2)

Franzoni, Dorothy Black; Gamache, Caileen N.
March 2010
Infrastructure;Spring2010, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p1
The article addresses the challenges and opportunities affecting the renewable energy sector. It explores the ability of smart grid to get renewables to market and promote energy efficiency and the technological projects that qualify for the U.S. Department of Energy Smart Grid Grants. It discusses the common features of renewable portfolio standard state programs and the challenges in its implementation such as renewable energy credits ownership and compliance. Also outlined are lessons from the development of wind-produced renewable energy in Texas.


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