Author Archives: Katherine O'Konski

7th Circuit Upholds Illinois’s Zero Emissions Credit Program

Last week, in Electric Power Supply Association v. Star, Nos. 17-2433 & 17-2445, the Seventh Circuit upheld Illinois’s Zero Emissions Credit (ZEC) program, concluding that it is not preempted by the Federal Power Act and not in violation of the dormant … Continue reading

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Seventh Circuit Finds Smart Meter Data Collection is a Reasonable Search, Not in Violation of the Fourth Amendment

Last month, the Seventh Circuit held in Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville, No. 16-3766, that Naperville, Illinois’ collection of smart meter data from its residents constitutes a reasonable search that is not in violation of the Fourth … Continue reading

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EIA Finds Hydro Most Prevalent Renewable Generation Source in 2017; California Signs 100% Clean Electricity Bill into Law

Hydroelectricity represented the largest share of renewable generation in 19 states in 2017, according to a report published by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Tuesday.  Hydroelectricity was also the most prevalent source of renewable electricity in 2017 in the … Continue reading

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EPA Issues “Affordable Clean Energy” Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan

UPDATED 09.11.2018 The notice of public hearing was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2018. The online registration form to speak at the public hearing is available here. UPDATED 09.07.2018 The proposed rule was published in the Federal … Continue reading

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New York Solicits Public Comments on Energy Storage Roadmap, Including $350 Million in Incentives

Last month, New York released its Energy Storage Roadmap, identifying a range of policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions that the state and market actors can undertake to achieve New York’s goal of installing 1,500 MW of storage by 2025.  The … Continue reading

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