Report: 60 GW of new capacity still needed to meet state RPS goals

12/5/2012 | SNL Financial (free content)

States with renewables mandates need about 60 gigawatts of new renewable power capacity by 2035 to meet the goals of their renewable portfolio standards, and they are well on their way to meeting their targets, according to a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. "The cumulative amount of new capacity required is fairly significant, at least related to what's in place today, but the actual pathway and ramp rate required to get there doesn't require a huge amount of stretching, at least at a gross national level," said Galen Barbose, a research associate at the laboratory.

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