Full Title: State and Utility Climate Change Targets Shift to Carbon Reductions, Technology Diversity
Author(s): Clean Air Task Force
Publisher(s): Clean Air Task Force
Publication Date: May 5, 2019
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The last twelve months have seen a marked shift in state and utility company energy and climate policies towards ambitious carbon targets and an embrace of diverse technologies to achieve them through “Clean Electricity Standards” (or CES’s). For many years, clean electricity policies focused either on achieving targets for renewable energy through “renewable portfolio standards” or setting emissions caps. Instead, CES’s typically require an increasing percentage of zero-carbon electricity. As opposed to carbon emission limits or pricing, CES’s focus on bringing more clean energy resources to market.