Three Trends in State PURPA Implementation

By: DSIRE Insight Team Our team recently announced the launch of two new research offerings through DSIRE Insight related to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, or PURPA, and investor-owned utility avoided cost rates. PURPA has been a key policy for renewable energy development in the U.S., requiring utilities to purchase electricity from small renewable […]

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States Evaluating EV Registration Fees and Alternatives to Support Transportation Infrastructure Funding

By: DSIRE Insight Team States rely on gasoline tax revenues in large part to fund transportation infrastructure. Gas taxes serve roughly as a fee on road usage; people that drive more generally buy more gas and therefore pay more in gas taxes. However, this system of allocating road infrastructure expenses has never been perfect, as […]

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Energy Storage Targets on the Rise Across the Country

By: DSIRE Insight Team Energy storage has the potential to provide a wide array of benefits to the electric grid, and states across the country are increasingly considering statewide targets for the deployment of energy storage resources. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE) recently added energy storage targets and incentives to […]

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Highlights and Trends from a Busy Year in State Solar, Grid Modernization, and Electric Vehicle Policy

By: DSIRE Insight Team The year 2019 was an exceptionally busy one for state energy policy, and the DSIRE Insight team at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center is working to help you follow all of the action. The team recently released the Q4 2019 and 2019 Annual Review editions of the 50 States […]

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