5.6.6 Renewable Portfolio Standards

LPDD Recommendation: “States should participate in regional efforts to align RPS, to improve enforcement and minimize carbon leakage.”

LPDD Recommendation: “States, local government, and private actors need to continue to adopt RPS and ratchet up RPS beyond 50% targets.”

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act

Calls for updates to Illinois’ renewable portfolio standards, net metering, and energy efficiency standards, as well as a new zero emissions credits plan.

Nevada’s SB 358

Nevada's SB 358 (passed in 2019) increases the state's RPS to 50% by 2030; with a goal of reaching 100% clean energy by 2050.

Oregon’s SB 1547

Oregon’s SB 1547 boosted the state’s renewable energy mandate to 50 percent renewables by 2040, and mandates a program for procuring power from community solar projects.

New Jersey’s AB 3723 and Executive Order 28

New Jersey’s AB 3723 requires 50% of energy sold in the state come from Class I renewable resources by 2030, and Executive Order 28 directs the state to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

Colorado’s HB-19-1261

Grants the Public Utilities Commission wide discretion in pursuing a regulatory agenda to meet the state’s goals of reducing GHG emissions by at least 26% by 2025, 50% by 2030, and 90% by 2050 (over 2005 levels).