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The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745 January 2016 - January 2016 Case Update: The Supreme Court Upholds FERC Order 745 Matthew R. Christiansen Energy Law & Policy Fellow Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law On Monday, the Supreme Court held that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act (“FPA”) to regulate demand response […]
A Building Blocks Strategy for Global Climate Change December 2015 - The likely future global climate regime, based on nationally determined, non-legally binding commitments, is not by itself likely to produce emissions reductions sufficient to prevent dangerous climate change. There is, however, already significant mitigation occurring outside the context of the UNFCCC that could potentially be scaled up to fill the gap. This chapter, expanding on earlier work, proposes a […]
Deploying Solar Powered Microgrids on Small Island Developing States December 2015 - Today, the majority of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) rely on imported diesel fuel to generate electricity on the islands. This reliance on diesel exposes SIDS to multiple challenges. First, the fuel must typically be transported great distances at great expense and the resulting electricity tariffs can be staggeringly high. In 2010, for instance, when global […]
Electricity Regulation at the Supreme Court: What Might the Grant of PPL Mean for EPSA? October 2015 - Last week, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hughes v. PPL EnergyPlus, LLC (“PPL”), its second case of the term involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) regulation of wholesale electricity markets. Two days earlier, the Court heard oral argument in the first case, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association (“EPSA”). Following […]
Building New York’s Future Electricity Markets: Identifying Policy Prerequisites & Market Relationships July 2015 - This work was made possible by the generous support of the Energy Foundation New York State’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) proceeding aims to improve the efficiency of the State’s electricity system by animating markets for distributed energy resources (DERs). Thus far, the New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) has laid out several aspirational features of […]