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What Is a Renewable Portfolio Standard?

Learn more about the renewable energy standards in each state.

Written by Luke Daugherty

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 05/18/2023

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Key Points

  • Renewable portfolio standards establish minimum targets for energy suppliers to sell renewable energy to consumers.
  • Renewable portfolio standards or softer renewable energy goals exist in 36 states, along with the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.
  • Regulatory frameworks for renewable portfolio standards differ by state, and target renewable percentages vary widely.
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