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Publications

For state and local communities, NREL has publications about:

Clean Energy Policy Analyses

Community Energy Profiler
The Community Energy Profiler is a basic spreadsheet tool that will help states, communities, and Indian tribes summarize overall energy consumption and establish and visualize a preliminary baseline for energy reduction calculations. The inputs to the spreadsheet include energy use by sector, and the outputs include a graphic of gross energy use by sector and fuel type in common units and a printable pie chart for easy information sharing.

The following NREL publications evolved as part of the Clean Energy Policy Analyses project.

2011

State and Local Clean Energy Policy Primer: Getting from Here to Clean Electricity with Policy
Fact Sheet
Publication Date: April 2011

Local Energy Plans in Practice: Case Studies of Austin and Denver
Technical Report
Authors: David Peterson, NREL; Ester Matthews, Austin Climate Protection Program; and Michele Weingarden, Greenprint Denver
Publication Date: March 2011

State of the States 2010: The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Market Transformation
Technical Report
Authors: Elizabeth Doris and Rachel Gelman
Publication Date: January 2011

Southeast Regional Clean Energy Policy Analysis
Technical Report
Author: Joyce McLaren
Publication Date: January 2011

2010

Clean Energy Policy Analyses: Analysis of the Status and Impact of Clean Energy Policies at the Local Level
Technical Report
Author: Sarah Busche
Publication Date: December 2010

Effective Community-Wide Policy Technical Assistance: The NREL/DOE Approach
Brochure
Author: Elizabeth Doris
Publication Date: November 2010

2009 U.S. State Clean Energy Data Book
Technical Report
Authors: Rachel Gelman, Marissa Hummon, Joyce McLaren, and Elizabeth Doris
Publication Date: October 2010

2009

Decoupling Policies: Options to Encourage Energy Efficiency Policies for Utilities
Brochure
Publication Date: December 2009

Net Metering Policy Development and Distributed Solar Generation in Minnesota: Overview of Trends in Nationwide Policy Development and Implications of Increasing the Eligible System Size Cap
Technical Report
Authors: Elizabeth Doris, Sarah Busche, and Stephen Hockett
Publication Date: December 2009

State of the States 2009: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy
Technical Report
Authors: Elizabeth Doris, Joyce McLaren, Victoria Healey, and Stephen Hockett
Publication Date: October 2009

State Clean Energy Policies Analysis Project: An Analysis of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs in the United States
Technical Report
Authors: Toby Couture and Karlynn Cory
Publication Date: June 2009

State Clean Energy Practices: Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs
Technical Report
Authors: Toby Couture and Karlynn Cory
Publication Date: June 2009

State Clean Energy Practices: Renewable Energy Rebates
Technical Report
Authors: Eric Lantz and Elizabeth Doris
Publication Date: March 2009

2008

State of the States 2008: Renewable Energy Development and the Role of Policy
Technical Report
Authors: Elizabeth Doris and Sarah Busche
Publication Date: October 2008

Analytic Framework for Evaluation of State Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Policies with Reference to Stakeholder Drivers
Technical Report
Authors: Elizabeth Brown and Gail Mosey
Publication Date: July 2008

State Clean Energy Practices: Renewable Portfolio Standards
Technical Report
Author: David Hurlbut
Publication Date: July 2008

State Clean Energy Practices: Renewable Fuel Standards
Technical Report
Authors: Gail Mosey and Claire Kreycik
Publication Date: July 2008

2007

Interaction of Compliance and Voluntary Renewable Energy Markets
Technical Report
Authors: Lori Bird and Elizabeth Lokey
Publication Date: October 2007

Renewable Portfolio Standards in the States: Balancing Goals and Implementation Strategies
Technical Report
Authors: Karlynn Cory and Blair Swezey
Publication Date: December 2007

Project Financing

The following NREL publications concern financing state and local community clean energy projects.

ESPC Overview: Cash Flows, Scenarios, and Associated Diagrams for Energy Savings Performance Contracts
Technical Report
Authors: T. Tetreault and S. Regenthal
Publication Date: May 2011

Using Revolving Loan Funds to Finance Energy Savings Performance Contracts in State and Local Agency Applications
Technical Report
Authors: S. Booth, E. Doris, D. Knutson, and S. Regenthal
Publication Date: Revised July 2011

Technology Deployment

The following NREL publications relate to state and local clean energy technology deployment activities.

2012

Wind Powering America Wind for Schools Project
Technical Report
Authors: I. Barring-Gould, and C. Newcomb
Publication Date: July 2012

2008

A Renewable Energy Community: Key Elements
Technical Report
Authors: N. Carlisle, J. Elling, and T. Penney
Publication Date: January 2008