State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Goals
Here is a resource that shows how states are pushing forward with Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) to mandate power companies to move into alternative energy and away from “fossil fuels” as well as nuclear power that have been the backbone of our electric grid for at least the past 70 years.
States have been very active in the past year revising their Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), which requires that a specified percentage of the electricity that utilities sell comes from renewable resources. States have created these standards to diversify their energy resources, promote domestic energy production and encourage economic development. Renewable energy policies help drive the nation’s $64 billion market for wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.