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How Far Can States Go In Supporting Renewable Energy?: Part II

May 8, 2014 by Ari Peskoe

States and Renewables

Two Federal courts of appeal are currently considering whether incentives for new generation provided by New Jersey and Maryland are preempted by Federal regulation of PJM’s wholesale markets. Decisions in these cases will have implications for States’ renewable energy policies.[read more]

Federal Court Strikes Down Minnesota's Limits on Coal Power Imports: A Critical Moment for State Regulation of Imported Fuel & Electricity

April 24, 2014 by James Coleman

On April 18, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota struck down the State of Minnesota’s restrictions on importing electricity from coal power plants in other states. The court held that these restrictions improperly regulated electric generators and utilities outside the state.[read more]