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Energy Portfolio Standards and the Promotion of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) White Paper, April 2009

This 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership paper covers Energy Portfolio Standards (EPS) which are becoming a widely applied method of encouraging the development of renewable and efficient energy resources. The most commonly implemented portfolio standards are Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), although there is increasing discussion about Energy Efficiency Resource Standards (EERS).