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Clean Energy Policy Analyses Technical Committee

NREL's Clean Energy Policy Analyses (CEPA) Technical Committee defines what data would help U.S. states create effective policies and how to provide that information. The voluntary committee consists of representatives from the following organizations:

  • National Association of State Energy Officials
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Environmental Council of States
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

If you're interested in becoming a committee member, contact Liz Doris.

Past Meetings

The following presentations are from past technical committee meetings and Webcasts.

State Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Renewable Energy Rebates — Feb. 12, 2009
Provided background on renewable energy rebates, including impacts and case studies.

State Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariffs — Feb. 12, 2009
Featured a definition of a feed-in tariff and the general characteristics, misconceptions, and applications of the policy.

State of the States 2008: Renewable Energy Generation Trends — Oct. 30, 2008
Highlighted the results from the NREL State of the States 2008 report, which ranked states according to their effectiveness in using policies to promote renewable-based electricity development.

State Clean Energy Policy Analysis: Technical Committee Meeting — Aug. 27, 2008
Presented a project overview and an energy efficiency update, and discussed State Renewable Energy Scorecard and next policy proposed method and data sources overview.

State Clean Energy Policy Analysis Results: EERS, RPS, RFS — Jan. 29, 2008
Highlighted initial project results and impact measurements for energy efficient resource standards (EERS), renewable portfolio standards (RPS), and renewable fuels standards (RFS)

State Clean Energy Policy Analysis (SCEPA): Impacts and Opportunities — Nov. 29, 2007
Covered project objectives, logistics, design, and analytic framework, and current policy and draft results.

Technical Committee Meeting — Nov. 13, 2007
Discussed project update, policy priorities, and proposed metrics and data sources.

State/EERE Policy Best Practices and Next Generation Innovations — Sept. 25, 2007
Provided overall work plan and phasing of policies for the State Clean Energy Policy Analysis project.

State/EERE Policy Best Practices and Next Generation Innovations — July 25, 2007
Featured an introductory discussion and plans to solicit feedback on the aims and approach of the State Clean Energy Policy Analysis project.