Tag Archives: State regulation

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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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Issues Report on Multiyear Rate Plans

Earlier this month, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a report entitled State Performance-Based Regulation Using Multiyear Rate Plans for U.S. Electric Utilities.  This report provides in-depth analysis of multiyear rate plans (MRPs).  MRPs are a particular type of performance-based … 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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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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New Report Tracks States’ Grid Modernization Efforts

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center has released its 50 States of Grid Modernization Report for the first quarter of 2017.  This is the first report in what will be an ongoing quarterly series.  Grid modernization is a broad term … Continue reading

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