How do clean energy standards work? A clean energy standard, sometimes also called a clean electricity standard, requires a percentage of retail electricity sales to come from low- and zero-carbon “clean” electricity sources. While there are many ways to design this type of policy, the share of clean energy required typically increases over time.
What are 4 types of clean energy? The most popular renewable energy sources currently are:
Solar energy. Wind energy. Hydro energy. Tidal energy.
What states have a clean energy standard?
- Connecticut. The Governor of Connecticut issued an executive order in September 2019 requiring state regulators to develop a plan to reach a 100% carbon-free electricity sector by 2040.
- New Jersey.
- New York.
- Rhode Island.
What is the new clean energy standard goal for New York? On August 1, 2016, the Public Service Commission approved a Clean Energy Standard adopting a goal whereby 50% of electricity consumed in New York by 2030 would be generated by renewable energy sources (referred to as the “50 by 30” goal).