energy law

A Victory for Cleaner Fuels

July 8, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

On June 30, 2014, the last day of the term, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear the oil companies' and ethanol manufacturers' appeals in the California low carbon fuel standard case. This is a step forward in California's fight to clean up motor vehicle fuel sold in the state.[read more]


Paying Too Much for Demand Response? DC Circuit Court Throws Out FERC Rule

May 30, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

FERC Rules and Court Rulings

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia threw out a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rule authorizing payments to electricity consumers who reduce their electricity usage during periods of high prices, a service known as "demand response."[read more]

Energy Law's Moment: Turning Points, A Growing Field, and the New Energy Law and Policy Book

May 23, 2014 by James Coleman

Energy law is at a renaissance moment. Nearly every day, judges and regulators across the continent are making decisions on energy policy and infrastructure that will go on to determine the energy future of the United States for decades to come.[read more]