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The Potential and Power of Renewable Energy Credits to Enhance Air Quality and Economic Development in Arizona


Matthew McDonnell


University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Kirsten H. Engel


University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Ardeth Barnhart


University of Arizona – Institute of the Environment

2011

43 Arizona State Law Journal 809 (2011)
Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 11-21

Abstract:     
Renewable energy holds the potential to address two needs in Arizona: cleaner air and a more vibrant economy. This article will recommend several changes to Arizona law and policy with respect to the State’s Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST). Specifically, we suggest the State: (i) increase the percentage of renewable energy required under the REST schedule; (ii) allow a certain percentage of the REST to be met through RECs that are “unbundled” from the underlying electrons; (iii) require the use of an online tracking system; and, (iv) establish transparent noncompliance penalties.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Solar Power, Incentives, Energy Markets, Tradable Credits

JEL Classification: K32, K2

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Date posted: May 17, 2011 ; Last revised: June 7, 2013

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McDonnell, Matthew and Engel, Kirsten H. and Barnhart, Ardeth, The Potential and Power of Renewable Energy Credits to Enhance Air Quality and Economic Development in Arizona (2011). 43 Arizona State Law Journal 809 (2011); Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 11-21. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1843527

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Matthew McDonnell
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
Kirsten H. Engel (Contact Author)
University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States
520-621-5444 (Phone)

Ardeth Barnhart
University of Arizona – Institute of the Environment ( email )
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
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