Tag Archives: Renewables

State Programs Claim Third Victory in Federal Court: New York Nuclear Subsidies Survive Legal Challenge

In a July 25, 2017 ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a challenge to the component of New York’s “Clean Energy Standard” offering subsidy payments, known as “zero-emissions credits” or ZECs, to certain … Continue reading

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Court Decisions Affirm States’ Authority to Incentivize Generation Development and Retention

In two recent federal court decisions, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois affirmed state authority to implement programs to incentivize generation development and retention. The two decisions are the … Continue reading

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Monthly Renewable Generation Exceeds Nuclear Output For First Time Since 1984

The Energy Information Administration reports that in March and April 2017, monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable generators exceeded output from nuclear generators for the first time in over three decades.  According to the EIA, the last time renewable output … Continue reading

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Scientists Debate: Could the U.S. Rely on 100% Wind, Water, and Solar Power?

While scientists agree that widespread deployment of solar and wind generation could substantially reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, a study led by Christopher Clack and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last week demonstrates that exactly … 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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