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California ISO, Utilities Outline Path to Increased Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

Last week, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), in conjunction with More Than Smart and three of the state’s distribution utilities (Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric), unveiled a proposed set of … Continue reading

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Nevada Governor Vetoes Higher Renewable Portfolio Standard and Community Solar Incentive; Florida Governor Signs Tax Break for Renewable Equipment

While several states have recently enacted legislation focusing on renewable energy, last week Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed bills pertaining to Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and incentives for community solar projects. Assembly Bill 206 would have revised Nevada’s RPS … Continue reading

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New Questions about Future of Dakota Access Pipeline after Tribes’ Success in Court

A June 14, 2017 decision out of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has added new uncertainty to the future of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Earlier this year, the Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement to … Continue reading

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EPA Announces That It Has Sent a CPP-Related Proposed Rulemaking to OMB for Review

On Monday, EPA filed a status report in the CPP litigation informing the court that it “has begun the interagency review process of a proposed regulatory action resulting from its review of the” Clean Power Plan.  The status report comes … Continue reading

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Environmental Council of the States Pitches “Cooperative Federalism 2.0” for State and Federal Environmental Regulators

In a paper published June 12, 2017, the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) calls for a “recalibration” of state and federal roles in order to achieve more effective environmental management at lower cost.  ECOS’ proposal, which it calls “Cooperative … Continue reading

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