by Julia Pyper
March 28, 2016

In recent months, several states have approved policies to dramatically increase their renewable energy targets, including California, New York, Vermont and Oregon. Now, Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. are attempting to follow suit with proposals introduced to more than double their existing renewable portfolio standards.

A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that renewable portfolio standard (RPS) programs produced more than $7 billion in benefits from avoided greenhouse gas emissions and other...